Venice 79, Evgeny Afineevsky is awarded the Movie for Humanity Award

Rosy Talarico

The birthday of the Kiméo Award and the collaboration with Global Campus of Human Rights at the 79th edition of the Venice Film Festival

At the 79th edition of the Venice Film Festival there is also the 20th birthday of the Kineo Award.

This is an official event, but collateral to the International Film Festival, supported by the DGCA of the MIC, conceived and directed by Rosetta Sannelli, president of the Kinéo Cultural Association.

Movie for Humanity Award

Venice 79, Evgeny Afineevsky is awarded the Movie for Humanity Award

Within the various categories of the Kinéo Prize, there is one that has a particular prestige: it is the Movie for Humanity Award, which is awarded to those who have distinguished themselves most in the protection of human rights in favor of the weakest and in every part of the world.

With this year’s edition a stable and fruitful collaboration between Kinéo and Global Campus of Human Rightswhich led to the realization of a special project, supported and financed by the MIC.

The Global Campus of Human Rights is the largest international network of universities specializing in studies and post-graduate training on human rights and democracy. Dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights are the principles on which the vision of the Global Campus of Human Rights is based.

Among the activities with the greatest impact is the Summer School in Cinema, which takes place in Venice during the same period as the Venice International Film Festival.

The Global Campus is active in establishing collaborations and enhancing the role that cinema and audiovisual play in the promotion of human rights. In fact, it deals with personally involving authors, artists and scholars in a work of comparison and in-depth analysis in a process of systemic and integrated understanding of the narratives related to the failure to respect human rights and the common initiatives to be undertaken to ensure compliance at a global level.

The jury and the prize winner

Venice 79, Evgeny Afineevsky is awarded the Movie for Humanity Award

The jury of the award, composed of Rosetta Sannelli, Marcello Foti and Sara Daniela Vargas Osorio, decided to assign the coveted 2022 award to Evgeny Mikhailovich Afineevsky, Israeli-American director, producer and cinematographerwho was nominated for an Oscar and an Emmy in 2016 for his documentary Winter on Fire.

At the Venice Film Festival, Evgeny Afineevsky will present out of competition in the documentaries section Freedom on Fire – Ukraine’s Fight for Freedomcollection of testimonies of cruelty and very serious violations of human rights in the theater of war.

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