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Discover two hard-hitting documentaries with Ciné-ONU

Luxembourg City Film Festival is proud to welcome back Ciné-ONU for the fourth year running.

Ciné-ONU hosts free, bi-monthly screenings of documentaries which shed light on issues relevant to the work of the United Nations. This year, Ciné-ONU is supporting the back-to-back screening of two documentaries about two very different women, both driven by a need to speak the truth and stand up for justice: UNDER THE WIRE by Chris Martin and ON HER SHOULDERS by Alexandria Bombach.

Each screening will be followed by a discussion or Q&A session with expert speakers. Created by the United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe (UNRIC) ten years ago, regular screenings are now held in a growing number of other European countries, reaching over 100,000 people across 200 events in the last decade.

Under The Wire (UK, 2018) by Chris Martin: A harrowing look at renowned journalist Marie Colvin’s final assignment to Homs, Syria, in 2012, from which she never returned (10 March, 2pm, Ciné Utopia, free entry but registration is essential). 

The screening will be followed by a discussion with François Large - Caritas Luxembourg, Andrea Cairola, Programme Specialist in the Division for Freedom of Expression and Media Development, Communication and Information (CI) Sector, UNESCO, and André Rollinger, president of ALNU (introduction and moderator). 

With the support of the Association Luxembourgeoise pour les Nations Unies (ALNU).

On Her Shoulders (US, 2018) by Alexandria Bombach: An empowering documentary about Nobel Peace Prize recipient Nadia Murad, a Yazidi genocide survivor determined to tell the world her story (10 March, 4.30pm Cinémathèque,  free entry but registration is essential).

The screening will be followed by a discussion with Morgan François Minchin, UNRIC (Introduction and Moderation), Charles Goerens, Member of the European Parliament, Member of the Subcommittee on Human Rights, and Sandrine Gashonga, Amnesty International Luxembourg, Board Member.

With the support of Time for Equality.

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