Human Rights in the Picture develops educational materials for schools. We create programs for our younger generations to grasp different human rights issues as well as visual storytelling for change. We format the programs through screenings, workshops, debates and coming as guest speakers. Below are some examples of our work.
‘A young boy is auditioning for the orchestra of a concentration camp. He leaves his father behind and walks the long and cold distance to the audition place – which in actuality is an execution site. He begins to play, his thoughts escape in a fantasy world. At the last note he returns to the harsh reality and stands waiting for the decision of the firing squad. His father listens from a distance.’
Visual artist and multi-talented, Udo Prinsen directed and animated Audition, a powerful short about WWII, identity and music. The film was inspired by the book Trumpet Player in Auschwitz, the biography of Lex van Weren, written by Dick Walda. The book (in Dutch) is available via the website of the publisher Uitgeverij Balans. The music in the film was composed and performed by Eric Vloeimans & Martin Fondse, both highly recognized Dutch musicians who have collaborated in many projects.
Together with Lessons in the Dark (now JEF), we developed a special educational package based on the short film Audition, which incorporates themes of the Second World War and human rights.
The course material is available in English and Dutch and is suitable for children from 12-16 years. Please contact us at email@example.com if you are interested in obtaining a copy and for possibilities to screen Audition.