Finland, South Africa 2022 – Director: Shameela Seedat – Original language: English, French, Portuguese, Swahili – Subtitles: English
Every year over a hundred law students from across Africa gather for the prestigious African Human Rights Moot Competition. This year, the rights of refugees on the continent will be debated in a simulated court hearing at the African Court of Human Rights. The next generation of the legal elite in Africa shows what it is capable of. Barbara Off
We present the European premiere of the film.
Writer: Shameela Seedat. Production: STEPS, Tuffi Films, Undercurrent Film & Television. Producer: S. Seedat, F. Verster, D. Edkins, T. Mungwe, J. Lopponen, V. Hellstedt. Length: 85 min. International Sales: STEPS
No youth rating
Studied law, politics and human rights at the University of Capetown, South Africa and as a Fulbright Scholar at Columbia University in New York, USA. In 2010, the human rights lawyer turned to filmmaking. Her first feature length documentary WHISEPRING TRUTH TO POWER won numerous awards and screened at over 50 international film festivals.
WHISPERING TRUTH TO POWER, ZA/NL 2018, 86 min.
Exchange at eye level. The festival's focus on Africa promotes the perception and representation of the African continent beyond short-lived headlines and stereotypes.
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