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CINEMA AND HUMAN RIGHTS: Where Heaven Meets Hell (Austrian Premiere)

USA / Sasha Friedlander / 2012 / 80 min / OmeU / Österreichpremiere

In the area around the Kawah Ijen volcano on the island of Java, Indonesia, a camera team follows four miners who try to escape their dangerous and harmful work. One of those workers is Anto. He has a gift for languages and wants to use talent to find a job as tourist guide. So he hopes to gain a better life for him and his family. The documentary shows the discrepancy of the Kawah Ijen area: its heavenly landscape that makes it a popular tourist destination on the one hand, and the hellish working conditions that sulphur miners face in their everyday life
The screening will be followed by a discussion with Karin Lukas (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, Member of the European Committee of Social Rights, Council of Europe) and Manfred Nowak (University of Vienna, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights) session.
The screening is part of the film festival this human world.
The event will be held in English.
Tuesday, 26. November 2013 - 20:00 to 22:30
TOPKINO, Rahlgasse 1 (Ecke Theobaldgasse) 1060 Vienna