Orange Magazine

orange magazine dec. 2004

Human Rights in Film festival, Warsaw

Teaser: We Have the Right to be different

If you don’t want to be discriminated, why do you accept discrimination against others? Racism can be unlearned – read how a diversity teacher changes the rules. “We have created an...

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Hidden Camera

Olga Niwinska talks to Krystyna Kurczab-Redlich, director of The Chechens After Beslan. Will any Russians get to see your film? Since 1999 there has been no way to tell the whole truth about Chechnya to the Russian public….

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To be an unarmed bodyguard in Columbia

Since the 1980 people have been organising themselves against militant groups involved in the killing of civilians. “When governments are killing their own population, they don‘t want the rest of the world to know about it,” says Liam Mahony, Peace…

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Do not turn away

In North Korea human rights are not violated, they do not exist at all. The 20th century has disenchanted the world, revealing the cruel truth about the evil endemic to human nature and shocking the world with machines of…

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Make them aware

Joanna Hosaniak studied Korean at Warsaw University while working with The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights. She has already been to Korea and is now an activist with the Citizens Alliance for North Koreans Human Rights and…

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We Have the Right to be different

If you don’t want to be discriminated, why do you accept discrimination against others? Racism can be unlearned – read how a diversity teacher changes the rules. “We have created an environment in the United States for black people in…

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Racist Map

Jane Elliot criticizes our traditional map of the world, the so-called Mercator projection. “All the white countries in the world take up half the land. This is not a true picture of the world. This is racist teaching.” Is she…

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American Weathermen

Is communism the best cure for injustice? They wanted to make America more human, they said. No war, no discrimination, no exploitation. And they had a clear idea of how they would do it. “Bring the war home!” they called….

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Dancing for peace

A Jewish dancer and a group of Arab Musicians want to perform together. Elina Pechersky is in charge of five proud Arab men. Five guys with a clear picture of how women should behave; five guys accustomed to being superior…

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Kidnapped Respect

A good marriage starts with tears. Really? One after another. The tears are silently falling down the cheeks of a Kyrgyz teenage girl. She is standing in the far corner of a room, trembling. The group of older women is…

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Go Away, Winkas!

“I ‘m almost 100 years old and there has never been a winka here, only Mapuches!” The rhythm is aggressive, dynamic. The voice, accusatory. The lyrics, “Everything winka touches, he destroys it / All throughout our history always the same thing…

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A better live in Cuba

Oswaldo Sardina fights for democracy in Cuba. One man chose differently. Instead of escaping to Miami in the 1980 Mariel boatlift, Oswaldo Payá Sardiña stayed in Cuba to work for democratic reform. Action: Project Varela In 1996 he started…

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A better live in the USA

130 000 Cubans leave their homeland to look for a better life in America. It‘s April, 1980. Within a few short weeks nearly 130,000 Cubans leave their homeland for America. The boats transporting them are so overcrowded that some…

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More than a thousand years ago they had a powerful empire. Today, Tibetans are fighting to preserve their national identity. Will they share the fate of Native Americans and Aborigines?

Tears on the roof of the world

More than a thousand years ago they had a powerful empire. Today, Tibetans are fighting to preserve their national identity. Will they share the fate of Native Americans and Aborigines? A group of monks crouches over an…

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The Trauma: Vann Nath the ex-prisoner of S21 while painting

Can an executioner be a victim?

The Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia has collapsed. Two million people died due to their genocide. How to judge the executioners? “If we killed people… and I personally killed people… and of our own free will, then that‘s evil. But…

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