HUMAN A documentary directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand.
What is it that makes us human? The filmmaker and artist Yann Arthus-Bertrand spent three years interviewing more than 2,000 women and men in 60 countries who share part of their life experiences.
Emotions and feelings are common to all humans but our different life experiences determine how we interpret them. Through the stories of people from all around the world, we can see how concepts like love, hate, happiness, or fear are interpreted in so many different ways depending on our gender, social classes, and culture. Who and how can we love? We don’t all have the freedom to just love. Why do we hate? Is it innate to all humans? Some people have experienced hate their whole life and don’t know what is love. If you hate can you be happy? Many people find happiness in money, some lost their faith in happiness because of money. Some have found happiness from being alive and some can’t be happy because they're exhausted from life.
Do we all fear losing our lives? What is fear for someone who has struggled their whole life? We as humans are complex and driven by our emotions we can be our biggest threat. That is why we need Human Rights to protect us from each other. We need to remember what makes us human.
REFUGE. Human Stories From The Refugee Crisis directed by Mathew K.Firpo.
The UN defines a refugee as ‘someone who is unable or unwilling to return to their country of origin owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion’.
Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights grants everyone who faces persecution the right to seek and enjoy asylum. Seeking refuge is a basic Human Right. While being granted refuge can save your life, but being labeled a refugee can dehumanize you. The flows of refugees haven’t stopped, since the crisis started in 2015.
They have been so omnipresent in the news since, that it has numbed us. What we forget is, that each one has their unique story to tell, has lived through their individual trauma, and has their own hopes for the future.
MIRZANA BEXHETI, MELISSA MUSSA AND LUCILA PIEDRA HARRIS
Mirzana, Melissa and Lucila are German and Spanish volunteers in Praxis organisation and are involved in the Human Rights campaign.