Thursday, 18 December 2008
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
From top to bottom, from left to right: 1) Shot from Palais de Chaillot 2) Laura Frencia, Murali Nair 3) Adelina von Furstenberg with the press office Faits & Gestes 4) Braco Dimitrevich, Jasmila Zbanic 5) Guka Omarova, Sergei Bodrov, Adelina von Furstenberg 6) Lisa Drehuis 7) Maria Cristina Molo, Sieger Sloot 8) Etgar Keret 9) Shira Geffen 10) Afsané Bassir-Pour 11) Francesco Jodice, Elena Quarestani, Elisabetta Galasso 12) Abderrahmane Sissako
Monday, 15 December 2008
From top to bottom, from left to right: 1) Sarkis 2) Adelina von Furstenberg, Fumihito Tanaka, Jean Digne 3) Elisabetta Galasso, Idrissa Ouedraogo, Runa Islam 4) Christoph Neracher 4) Gilles Duval, Serge Roué 5) Adelina von Furstenberg, Bram Schouw
The first presentation of the film "Stories on Human Rights" in Asmara took place yesterday and - as I write - a new screening is taking place and will be followed by five more screenings until Saturday. The event was a success.
"Glass Ceiling" by Teresa Serrano and "A Boy, a Wall and a Donkey" by the Palestinian filmmaker Abu-Assad were absolute hits, but especially the Eritrean public liked a lot the short on the border crossing by "purples" and "yellows" ("What about me?" by Keret/Geffen) and the one with the old ladies on participation ("Participation" by Jasmila Zbanic), which I find quite telling. The main objective of the event, which was for me to get people to think and to discuss was fully achieved, with people staying until late in the night in the cinema hall to debate.
The event was opened by my speech and by the statement of the UN Secretary General read by the local UN Resident Representative.
When we meet, I hope to be ale to tell you more about this "adventure".
Head of Delegation
European Commission - Eritrea