November 05, 2019
Film Screening: The Long Haul
Inspired in the life of the late Nigel Rodley—one of the principal architects of the modern human rights framework— the documentary The Long Haul addresses the current backlash on human rights and how best to respond. The film explores Sir Nigel’s remarkable life story as an inspiration to stand up against wrongdoing and to continue fighting for equality and justice. At the same time, his family history is a reminder of the WWII tragedies that gave birth to the modern human rights regime and what could happen if we fail to honor these basic rights. The struggle for human rights has always been an uphill battle. The current attacks on human rights however ask for joint and urgent action. In The Long Haul, more than 30 renowned experts reflect on history and elaborate over the present-day challenges and the viable strategies (while moving forward and adapting to new realities). The documentary seeks to foster debate on the current backlash and to create a space to think, reflect, and strategize on our future.