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ZDF/ARTE: The fight for Human Rights

Author: ARTE Deutschland TV

On the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ZDF/ARTE highlights the Charter of Fundamental Rights.

  • "The Kongo Tribunal" - Protests against the politican Vital Kamerhe | Copyright: © Thomas Schneider

    "The Kongo Tribunal" - Protests against the politican Vital Kamerhe © Thomas Schneider

Growing populism, eroding democratic constitutional community of values, militant disputes: The core values of humanism are under threat - in Europe and worldwide. To mark the 70th Anniversary, ZDF/ARTE is scheduling programmes that focus on the Charter for Human Rights.

Highlight is the international primetime documentary of Angela Andersen and Claus Kleber “UNANTASTBAR – Der Kampf für Menschenrechte” (UNVIOLABLE), which will be broadcast 27th November, 8.15 pm on ARTE and 4th December, 8.15 pm on ZDF. Travelling all around the globe authors meet activists, victims and political decision makers, they ask about the implementation of Human Rights, but also how topical the Charter of Fundamental Rights is today and which challenges she faces.

Starting on the 26th November the ARTE reportage „RE:“ broadcasts a themed week - with stories of people that campaign for Human Rights throughout Europe (daily at 7.40 pm). Among these „heroes of Human Rights“ we tell the story of Avan Sagnet from Cameroon and his fight against wage slavery in agriculture in southern Italy and consequently also against the Mafia, against the global players of the food industry and also against the government.

These outstanding programme highlights will be accompanied by an own Social-Media-Campaign on the channels of ARTE and ZDF.

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Programme highlights focusing on Human Rights on ARTE:

18.11., 5 p.m.: Metropolis
26.11. daily 7.40 p.m.: Re: themed week „Human Rights“
27.11., 8.15 p.m.: „Unantastbar – Der Kampf für Menschenrechte“ (UNVIOLABLE) Documentary of Angela Andersen and Claus Kleber
27.11., 11.15 p.m.: „Das Kongo-Tribunal“. Documentary of Milo Rau
27.11., 00.10 a.m.: „Durch die Nacht mit“-Spezial with Dmitry Glukhovsky and Kamila Shamsie

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