Meet the Filmmakers: The HRAFF Podcast

By Right Now Radio
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Right Now Radio went live to air on Triple RRR for a special edition on the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival!

Taking place from 7 to 21 May 2015 in Melbourne, Ben Schokman and Evelyn Tadros chat to HRAFF’s Program Director Malcolm Blaylock about what makes a good human rights film and his highlights for the 2015 Festival.

“No one wins rape cases in Kenya” – this is the comment that spurs Australian woman, Charlotte Campbell Stephen’s 7 year struggle for justice after being gang raped in Kenya in the documentary I Will Not Be Silenced. We have the great privilege of speaking to director of the film, Judy Rhymer and protagonist, Charlotte Campbell Stephen, about the experiences and challenges in making the film and the inspiring projects seeking to tackle sexual violence in these communities.

Marziya Mohammedali, a multidisciplinary artist featured in the I Am, You Are, We Are exhibition, talks to us about her personal journey to Australia and her work exploring dissent, identity, migration and “artivism”.

Finally, writer, advocate and self-confessed petrol-head Yassmin Abdel-Magied, who is speaking at one of HRAFF’s breakfast sessions, gives us her perspective on the issue of women’s rights and the way in which it intersects with identity, culture and religion.

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