Theo van Boven: a tribute

‘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.