Our Mission

 

Using the power of the films to promote Peace, Justice and Human Rights.

Our Goal

 

WITNESS use films to fight injustice, and to transform personal stories of abuse into powerful tools that can make a pressure upon those who are in power or with power to act. 

 

By bringing often unseen images and seldom heard stories to the attention of key decision makers, the media, and the public–WITNESS catalyzes grassroots activism, political engagement, and lasting change. 

 

WITNESS dream to bridge the worlds of human rights, media and technology by incorporating cutting-edge innovations into traditional approaches to advocacy. WITNESS’ unique contribution to the human rights community is to serve as a global authority on best practices in the use of films for peace.

What We Do

 

WITNESS will present films from around the world and global discussions that highlight the power of this extraordinary medium as it relates to new peace issues.

 

Seeing films from around the world; attending educational panels; meeting filmmakers and special guests and hearing from local activists about their work  and getting involved in peace and human rights activities are the desired dreams of WITNESS.