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Out & About @DocFest

Out & About will be screened several times during the Cross-border filmfestival DocFest in Maastricht from 15-18 September. Come and join us for interesting films and debate in beautiful Maastricht!

Premiere Out & About – 17 May 2016

Our new film Out & About deals with parents of LGBT children in countries with strong anti-gay laws or stigmas. The premiere will be in 25 countries simultaneously on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) 17 May 2016. After the premiere we will work with the film in a one year campaign for respect and equality. For more information about the film and our outreach program please contact our director Nadja Houben.

Out & About – three countries, three families, same dilemma

We are currently working on a new film about LGBT rights. In the story we will focus on parents from different countries. We will launch this 30 minute documentary about love, identity, fear and equality around 17 May 2016, the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. More to come soon!

Premiere A Family Affair

On 13 May we had a wonderful premiere at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the presence of the Russian protagonist and her son. The screening was followed by an interesting debate with Professor Cees Flinterman, chairman of the HRP Foundation. The premiere was attended by numerous NGOs, diplomats and interested friends who all want to see the improvement of the rights of LGBTs.

In the evening we had a second screening at COC Haaglanden in The Hague. Again followed by an interesting debate. See our FB page for more details.

Contact us if you want to use the educational material (in English and Dutch) and/or want to screen the film. Available with Dutch & English subtitles and soon with French subtitles.

A Family Affair

We are currently working on a new film: ‘A Family Affair’. Human Rights in the Picture is proud to be working on this project with film maker Koen Suidgeest.

‘A Family Affair’ is a documentary that dives into the world of family members of LGBT’s, with a special focus on mothers and fathers. Of the entire social circle, it’s the parents in particular that experience the greatest dilemma, feeling stuck between two camps. They might even feel like they are “in the closet” themselves. Any parent wants their children to grow up in an environment where they feel protected and loved in order for them to develop into unique human beings. Yet too many cannot openly talk about their kids for fear of being discriminated against themselves, losing friends, or even jeopardizing their own child’s safety.

We are currently in the editing phase and will keep you up-to-date on our website and the Facebook page of the film

Screening of ‘Theo van Boven: a tribute’ in Brussels

8 December 2014
Today, ‘Theo van Boven: A Tribute’ will be screened in Brussels at the Dutch Embassy. The screening will be followed by a debate moderated by HRP Chairperson Professor Kees Flinterman. Panelist will be: The EU Representative of the OHCHR Jan Jarab, COHOM Chair Bert Theuermann and Theo van Boven.

Human Rights in the Picture celebrates one year of working to promote respect for human rights

15 May 2014 One year ago we began in Amsterdam to promote respect for human rights through film, education, new media and art. Currently, we work from Amsterdam, Brussels and New York with a team of dedicated professionals and volunteers, and we have achieved important progress in just one year.
Browse through this website to see our current projects and feel free to contact the Brussels or New York office for more details.

AUDITION wins Silver Award at the Robinson Short Film Competition

8 May 2014
Short film Audition receives another award.
With its release in 2011, the short Film Audition, embarked upon a beautiful journey at various film festivals, during which it was rewarded with several awards.
Three years later, the film is still making the rounds at the short film circuit. Yesterday, the film received the Silver Award at the Robinson International Short Film Competition in Pittsburgh, USA.
The Robinson Film Award Gala is an annual event that is held to commemorate Sanford N. Robinson, Sr. a respected entrepreneur in Pittsburgh.
Filmmaker Udo Prinsen was in attendance to receive the award. He is very honored with the nomination and the award.
The film is about a young trumpet player who has to audition for the camp orchestra in Auschwitz. Accompanying course material to Audition for use in classroom settings has been developed by Human Rights in the Picture.
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Education material on WWII and Human Rights

Lessen in het Donker “Classes in the Dark” developed an interesting course based on the short film Audition, which incorporates themes of the Second World War and human rights in general. Please have a look under Education and contact HRP Director Nadja Houben should you have any questions about this project.

Film about Theo van Boven

‘Theo van Boven: A tribute’ is the first film production by Human Rights in the Picture. And one to be proud of! Filmmaker Miles Roston made a beautiful film portrait of the man who changed so much in United Nations Human Rights Machinery.


The portrait had its premiere at the event of the annual Theo van Boven lecture on 10 December 2013 in Maastricht. Currently, the film is being used for education at the Maastricht Faculty of Law and is touring around the world as a tribute to integrity and hoping to inspire a broad audience.


After successful screenings on 14 March 2014 in the UN Palais des Nations in Geneva (an event organised by the Dutch and Argentinean Missions to the United Nations) and on 3 April in New York (organised by Human Rights Watch and the Dutch Permanent Mission to the United Nations), we organised on 8 December, in cooperation with the Dutch Mission to the European Union, the Dutch Embassy in Belgium and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, a screening in Brussels.


A very interesting Masterclass took place on 21 March in The Hague during the Movies that Matter Filmfestival. Theo van Boven was interviewed by Lars van Troost of the Dutch Section of Amnesty International. Next screening hopefully is Buenos Aires. Meanwhile, the film is being screened worldwide at universities and NGO meetings and sparkles debates about integrity, leadership and human rights standards as we hoped it would!


If you are interested to organise a screening or want to buy the DVD please contact HRP director Nadja Houben.

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