The 16th edition of the Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy is a training initiative jointly developed by the Global Campus of Human Rights (GC) and Picture People. The School is aimed at young professionals wishing to broaden their understanding on the connections between human rights, films, digital media and video advocacy, and learn how to use film as a tool for social change. The 10-day programme provides a safe, culturally rich and collaborative environment where diversity and inclusivity are embraced, original and critical thinking is encouraged, skills are honed, creativity is unleashed and networking with experts from the human rights arena and professionals from the film industry at the 78th Venice international Film Festival is supported.
This year’s programme is focusing on ‘delivering social change to children and young people’ in the broader framework of human rights protection and promotion. The school is designed to appeal to young professionals from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
This year the Summer School programme will be delivered in a blended format with online and in presence sessions in Venice Lido, both at the Global Campus and the Venice International Film Festival venues.
The Global Campus of Human Rights launched the summer school programme in 2005. It was meant to be a one-off event; nevertheless, given its success, the summer school ran for another four years in Venice before moving in 2010 to the Huston School of Film & Digital Media (part of the National University of Ireland in Galway), where it flourished for additional six years. Since 2017, the Summer School is back to its birthplace in Venice Lido.