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The Long Haul film screening and panel discussion

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New Zealand National Library Auditorium

Corner Molesworth and Aitken Street, Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street*+.

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The Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt and the Netherlands Ambassador Mira Woldberg are honoured to co-host a documentary film screening of The Long Haul. This will be followed by a panel discussion on “The Future of Human Rights”. Mr. Hunt will be one of the panelists, and Ambassador Woldberg will moderate the discussion. Our other panelists include Green MP Golriz Ghahraman, Alana Messent, a member of New Zealand's Permanent Mission to UN in Geneva from MFAT and Julia Whaipooti, a member of the Justice Advisory Panel and former Chair of JustSpeak.

We are also delighted to have Dutch visual artist and director Udo Prinsen speak about his creative role in the making of the film.

Please register by Wednesday 14 August as space is limited and for catering purposes. We welcome you to share this invitation with your interested networks. We ask that you are seated by 6:20pm for a 6:30pm start.

Questions? Email the Human Rights Commission at barte@hrc.co.nz

The Long Haul: Pressure, Persuasion, Patience

A documentary film inspired by the life of Professor Sir Nigel Rodley, one of the principal architects of the modern human rights framework. Professor Sir Nigel’s remarkable life story is an inspiration to stand up against wrongdoing and to continue fighting for equality and justice. At the same time, his family history is a reminder of the WWII tragedies that gave birth to modern human rights, and what could happen if we fail to honor these basic rights. More than 25 renowned experts explore the “current backlash on human rights and how to respond”. The hope is that “the film stimulates and triggers debate on the future of human rights as well as the movement’s history, impact, and legal framework. It investigates strategies to protect current standards and institutions, and how to move forward and adapt to new realities.” The film is produced by Human Rights in the Picture. Their mission is to promote respect for human rights through film, art, media and education to reach a diverse audience

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