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Summer School Overview

Dates:    28 August – 3 September 2017
Deadline for enrolment: 21 June 2017 extended to 19 July 2017
Location: Monastery of San Nicolò, Venice Lido (Italy)
Programme Director: Nick Danziger
Associate Director: Claudia Modonesi


The 12th edition of the Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy is a training initiative jointly developed by the EIUC and CHRA. The 7-day intense training is aimed at young professionals wishing to broaden their understanding on the connections between human rights, films, digital media and video advocacy to share ideas and to foster participatory and critical thinking on urgent human rights issues, debate with experts and filmmakers from all over the world during the 74th Venice international Film Festival and learn how to use films as a tool for social and cultural change.

EIUC launched the summer school programme in 2005 and was meant to be a one-off event but given the success of that initial programme, 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 other six years.

In 2017 the Summer School returns to its birthplace in Venice on the occasion of the 74th Venice international Film Festival.

A certificate will be awarded to participants who attend 90% of the Summer School sessions and film screenings.

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