This Human World 2017 Film Festival

This Human World Sujet

Vom 30. November bis 10. Dezember 2017 werden in vier Wiener Kinos (Gartenbaukino, Filmcasino, Top Kino und Schikaneder) sowie der Brunnenpassage, dem Stand129 (Kunst‐ und Kulturraum der Caritas Wien), dem Curtain im Werk X Eldorado und weiteren Side‐Locations die Rechte der Menschen und deren Durchsetzung in den Fokus gerückt.

AOn a total of eleven festival days, the anniversary edition will feature an enormous range of more than 100 feature films, documentaries and short films as well as an extensive supporting program in the form of performances, workshops, lectures and discussions with leading experts and filmmakers from all over the world Expertise and cinematic know-how gathered by festival directors Djamila Grandits and Julia Sternthal, who have been working since last year, and their team. The festival’s honor protection will be assumed by Federal President Dr. Alexander Van der Bellen.

There is also something for the Viennese LGBTIQ community, as it is a human rights film festival. Two films were specifically recommended to us by the festival team for the gay, lesbian and above all transgender * audience.

Film - My body is political

„My body is political” begleitet vier Trans* Personen durch ihren Alltag in Vororten von Sao Paolo. Abseits von Stereotypen, in welchen die Protagonist_innen oft mit Sexarbeit oder Gewalt in Zusammenhang gebracht werden, liegt hier der Fokus auf ihren persönlichen Kämpfen, die sich jedoch von ihren Körpern nicht trennen lassen.

Film - Heartstone

Thor und Christian sind unzertrennlich. Gemeinsam versuchen sie, das Beste aus ihrer Jugend in einem isländischen Fischerdorf zu machen, wo die Landschaft weit ist und der Horizont beschränkt. Foto © Heartstone / This Human World

Side events

The supporting program is also very broad and varied in 2017 and offers exciting new perspectives in various areas, from performances, workshops, lectures to exhibitions, readings and discussions with leading experts and filmmakers from all over the world. The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, awarded since 1988 by the European Parliament, is commemorated on 30th anniversary together with Magnum Photos with stories about four contemporary human rights activists. The exhibition is open from 24th November to 10th December at the festival headquarters in Schikaneder Kino see.

This Human World Sujet 2017

The artist group gold extra deals with East African realities in the computer game FROM DARKNESS, which are based on research and interviews in Kenya and Uganda. The players experience everyday stories from neighborly help to survival as a refugee through the eyes of a mother who is looking for her missing daughter. gold extra gives an insight into the production and the motives for their interactive documentary “From Darkness”. From December 1st to 10th, “From Darkness” will be played and rehearsed at this human world festival headquarters.

Christof Zellhofer, Speaker of the Cooperative for Public Welfare, will give an insight into the fact that another banking system is possible and, above all, necessary, and explain the latest developments on the way to establishing the first ethical alternative bank in Austria.

For the sixth time Diana Köhle presents the Slam B.ock as part of the Bock Auf Kultur Festival - in cooperation with this human world. These are not classic readings, but a literary competition in which self-composed texts are presented to gain the favor of the public. A varied evening for all generations.

The workshops range from a 35mm film workshop on the question of how to protect your privacy in times of the Internet to the search for a solution, how space can be created for sensual-artistic processes, despite physical impairment and without putting them before the works ,
In addition, there are daily DJ lines in the Schikaneder throughout the festival as well as concerts and live sets at the various side locations.

Tickets & box office

Der Vorverkauf für die 10. Ausgabe von this human world startet am Freitag, den 17. November, sowohl Online als auch in der Festival‐ und Ticketzentrale in der Margaretenstraße 24, direkt neben dem Schikaneder.

About the film vestival

this human world has been seeing us from its inception, where we would rather look away, drills on where it hurts, points out where to duck and asks, where too often is kept silent. All without an uplifted index finger, not missionary or with calculated pressure on the lacrimal gland but open, honest, eager to experiment, with wit and intellect as well as the courage to discourse and a cinematic expertise on a high level. It is nice that in the tenth year of its existence, this festival represents an important cinematic event in the cultural landscape of Vienna and provides an essential and indispensable contribution to the contact exchange between the various partner NGOs and cultural creators. And at the same time, it is worth noting that this human world with its massive range of topics loses absolutely nothing relevance from year to year but, on the contrary, is becoming ever more important and new areas of human rights abuses are constantly being violated and fundamental rights violated or sanctioned with bans rather than with Cosmopolitanism, intelligence and humanity. It is more important than ever to look, without blinders, with open eyes, open heart and above all: open mind.