Does freedom of expression have limits?
Film screening and debate
To renew the debate on the issues of freedom of expression and violent responses, and to go beyond the tragic recent events in Paris, Institut français de Norvège and Human Rights Human Wrongs present a screening of the documentary It’s Hard Being Loved by Jerks.
After the screening there will be a talk with Daniel Sabbagh (Senior Research Fellow at Sciences Po, Centre d’études et de recherches internationales) and Tove Gravdal (Morgenbladet).
Seats are limited so please register to attend. The event and registration is free of charge.
As a result of his publications of the twelve Danish cartoons that triggered the wrath of Muslims worldwide, the editor of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, Philippe Val, was cited to court by the Great Mosque of Paris, the World Muslim League and the Union of Islamic Organizations of France. Director of tonight’s film, Daniel Leconte, has been covering this extraordinary trial inreal time, aiming at deciphering the international political, ideological and media-related stakes with the key participants.
It’s Hard Being Loved by Jerks features lawyers, witnesses, the media, and demonstrations of support, the stances of intellectuals and politicians, as well as Muslim countries; a reflection on Islam, on the press, on the state of the public opinion in French society, but also an endeavour to answer the challenges that fundamentalism poses to all democracies. With English subtitles. The event is hosted by Institut français de Norvège.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Human Rights Human Wrongs is Oslo’s one and only documentary film festival that dedicates its entire program to shed light on current human rights situations. The festival features more than 20 documentaries, which form the basis for debates and cultural performances. Through six days in February we present new and inspiring Norwegian and international documentaries in combination with debates, concerts, seminars, workshops and other performances in Oslo. Looking forward to seeing you there! Visit www.hrhw.no for the complete festival programme!