The Long Haul
Year of Production:2019
Film maker:Victor Fokke
When Professor Sir Nigel Rodley passed away on 25 January 2017 tributes from all over the world poured in telling incredible stories of how he inspired many, contributed to the legal human rights framework and simply dedicated his life to human rights. Filmmaker Victor Fokke and HRP director Nadja Houben were fortunate enough to have had the chance to interview Sir Nigel extensively in 2014. They decided this was the moment to turn this interview into a documentary to pay tribute to Nigel Rodley.
The film “The Long Haul” addresses the current backlash of human rights and how to best respond and does so by interviewing human rights experts who all knew Sir Nigel in different capacities. The Long Haul seeks to foster debate and to create a space to think, reflect and strategise on our future and it hopes to inspire younger generations to engage in human rights.
The film inspired The Long Haul Youth Initiative, a project that encourages the younger generations to engage in conversations of human rights through art and storytelling.