The Program

Program: Letter Writing Marathon & Human Rights Day

12 December

DAY 1:11am – 11pm

11.00 am: Launch of Homelessness Photo Exhibition

The Homelessness Photo Exhibition project seeks to address the issue of poverty and to highlight the human story of homelessness and to give street photographers an avenue to publish their talent in photography of this issue.

The photos herein were taken to reduce the false perception and stigma. The exhibition aimed to express that these excluded people are indeed equal in rights and dignity just like rest of us.

12.00pm – 1.30pm: Sharing by the photographers of the Homelessness Photo Project.

The Homelessness Photo Exhibition will continue until the 13th of December

6.30 pm: Film screening: Persepolis & Discussion: Human rights Situation in Iran.

Persepolis is a story of a young girl coming of age in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. It is through the eyes of precocious and outspoken nine-year old Marjane that we see a people’s hopes dashed as fundamentalists take power.

The film won the Jury Prize at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

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13 December

DAY 2: 11am – 11pm

12.00 pm: Children For Dignity, an Art Workshop for Children.

A mini workshop for children to express on the issue of poverty and human rights through drawing.

2.00 pm: Screening of Documentary : Deep Sea

Deep Sea is a story of Inhabitants of the Deep Sea settlement in Kenya live under constant threat of forced eviction. The Nairobi ’slum’ is home to around 7,000 people but private companies are trying to take the land for development. In 2005, contractors (with police support) evicted hundreds of people in the middle of the night and then, despite a ruling by the Kenyan high court that it was illegal, demolished their houses.

2.30pm: Homes Taken Away: Housing Rights in Cambodia

The number of land disputes disputes, land confiscations and eviction ,including forced eviction reported in Cambodia has steadily risen in recent years. Victims are almost exclusively marginalized families and individuals living in poverty

The Letter Writing Marathon will continue until 7.00 pm

7.00 pm: Solidarity Night : Dari Rakyat Untuk Rakyat.

A Special Tribute to Human Rights Defenders by the artist of the Dari Rakyat Untuk Rakyat Project and Friends. The Project, an independent initiative undertaken by singer songwriter Meor Yusof Izzidin and friends is best described as the first of is kind in the history of Malaysian folk music featuring various artists including Amin Iskandar & Mei Chern expressing the many various human rights and social justice issues in Malaysia.Also featured are social activist singer songwriters & band The Carberator Dung & Jerome Kugan, poet and artist Rahmat Haron and performance artist Han

The Event will continue until 11.00 pm

Please contact the office for further details (03 79552680)

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