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World Vision Ireland and the Irish School of Ecumenics present screening of 'HUMAN' a film by Mr. Yann Arthus-Bertrand

World Vision Ireland and the Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin present the screening of 'HUMAN' a film by Mr. Yann Arthus-Bertrand in support of Human Rights Day on Wednesday 7 December 2016, at 7p.m. at the Thomas Davis Theatre, Trinity College Dublin (Arts Building). The movie will be followed by a short discussion.

(Kindly RSVP before Monday 5th December 2016 - space is limited and please be seated by 6.45 pm.

Each year, Human Rights Day is observed around the world on 10 December. The General Assembly of the United Nations has declared that this day 'celebrates the fundamental proposition in the Universal Declaration that each one of us, everywhere, at all times is entitled to the full range of human rights, that human rights belong equally to each of us and bind us together as a global community with the same ideals and values.'

In an ever more divided society, where inhumane conflicts and crises are unfolding before our eyes, we may feel powerless. But ... could power be found by exploring what it means to be 'HUMAN'? Could this understanding help strengthen the unity of vision and action of our fractured society?

'Human' is a collection of stories, offering a reflection on what it means to be human. Through these stories full of love and happiness, as well as hatred and violence, 'Human' brings us face to face with the 'Other' making us reflect on our lives. From stories of everyday experiences to accounts of the most unbelievable lives, these poignant encounters share a rare sincerity and underline who we are - our darker side, but also what is most noble in us, and what is universal. Human is a politically engaged work which allows us to embrace the human condition and to reflect on the meaning of our existence. (

Last updated 6 December 2016 by Irish School of Ecumenics (Email).