FIFDH visits Geneva's prisons

For the past five years, the FIFDH has been actively involved with vulnerable or marginal populations in the Geneva region, with workshops and screenings specially designed for these audiences.

A competitive film section, an introduction to cinema and four special juries: the FIFDH programs an official selection of documentaries especially chosen for incarcerated people and adolescents of the HUG's hôpital de jour.

From February 15th to March 15th, the inmates serving sentences at La Brenaz, incarcerated women from Champ-Dollon, minors from La Clairière and patients at the Hôpital de Jour screen films in the presence of their protagonists and crew.

Special juries and awards

Four prizes for the best documentary are awarded at the end of the Festival by special jurys, composed of people deprived of freedom and people from the the inmates serving sentences at La Brenaz, incarcerated women from Champ-Dollon, minors from La Clairière and patients at the Hôpital de Jour. The FIFDH offers a unique opportunity for documentaries and human rights. 

Following the program, they will award a prize to their favourite film, which will appear in the FIFDH’s official prize list.

People who have been judged become judges: we flip the gaze, open up a space of discussion, and everyone can regain confidence in one’s own critical faculties. Cinema has the power to unite as well as break walls.

See you at the FIFDH closing ceremony to discover the winning films.