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Good morning, this is Paula. A new team at Geneva’s human rights film festival next month hopes to please the public and put the organisation’s woes behind them.

While Taylor Swift will not stop by at the festival to talk about AI-generated deepfake images, former Black Panther militant and rights icon Angela Davis and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dimitri Muratov will be there.

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Paula Dupraz-Dobias


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New leadership at the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights Geneva press conference announcing the programme of its 22nd edition, 15 February 2024. (Geneva Solutions/Paula Dupraz-Dobias)

A year after Geneva’s human rights film festival announced the sudden departure of its director, a new management team presented the upcoming season’s programme which includes Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dimitri Muratov and civil rights icon Angela Davis.

Entitled Between resistance and revolt: the power of images, the International Film Festival and Forum Geneva this year aims to set the stage for dialogue on global issues, the organisers explained.

Following the sudden departure last March of the festival’s creative director, Irène Challand, who had led the organisation for only seven months, Guillaume Noyé, its new operations and administrative director told Geneva Solutions that the new team has been “able to play the score on this new edition with daily smiles”.

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