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above photo: Rigoberta Menchú on screen at the sold out 40th anniversary screening of  When the Mountains Tremble during the Woodstock Film Festival, Orpheum Theatre, Saugerties, NY   In these turbulent times we dearly miss Ben Ferencz, who died earlier this year at 103. Ben was a life-long...

In these turbulent times we dearly miss Ben Ferencz, who died earlier this year at 103. Ben was a life-long human rights defender and a Nuremberg prosecutor who never stopped advocating for peace. He said:  “If it's naive to want peace instead of war, better make...

Independent filmmakers creating social issue documentaries, surfacing stories that are vital to a vibrant and resilient democracy, should be able to access spaces where these stories can become part of public discourse....

Our SolidariLabs team in Colombia is working on a multimedia storytelling project called “Guardianas del Atrato” (“Defenders of the Atrato”), part of which is to highlight the Afro Colombian women living along the Atrato River in the Chocó region, who are defending the ecological rights...

We are watching the political and social turmoil engulfing Peru, with protesters being attacked by government forces, with more than 50 killed as of this writing, as yet another manifestation of anger bursting in Latin American societies living in extreme economic and social injustice conditions....

The VIVX Leadership Team. Photo: Skylight At Skylight, human rights is not something we observe once a year on International Human Rights Day. The promotion of human rights and the defense of those who uphold those rights is at the very core of who we are. Today,...

Let me start with a personal note: I first arrived in Cartagena, Colombia many years ago shortly after being enthralled by Gabriel García Márquez’s magnificent novel “100 Years of Solitude,” a story that lit my imagination and in many ways set the course of my...

The forces of impunity in Guatemala are roaring back with a vengeance and their closing of the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala on September 3, 2019 is a stark manifestation of that. ...

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