Project Website goes live

Oppose Othering!

The 16th edition of goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film (April 20th - 26th 2016) in Wiesbaden, Germany, saw the launch of the human rights oriented project OPPOSE OTHERING!, made possible with the support of Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future (Foundation EVZ). Five young international directorial duo teams from Germany and Central and Eastern Europe are currently in the process of completing films that confront the phenomenon of focussed misanthropy directed at groups – also known as "othering". The project website www.oppose-othering.de will be successively filled with trailers for the tandem films, information on the directorial teams and their films and finally with the completed films themselves. Moreover, the site is intended to become a platform where like-minded amateurs, human rights activists, professional filmmakers and individuals from all layers of society, young and old alike, can contribute their own short films, clips and web videos. In addition, OPPOSE OTHERING! has begun to build up a network of partner film festivals and partner institutions. Among those who have already pledged to participate in this network are for instance the Kiev-based film festival Docudays UA, the Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival, the NGO Sarajevo Open Centre, FilmFestival Cottbus and the documentary film platform East Silver Market, Prague.