The Festival's guests in interview

Leïla Slimani, Forest Whitaker or Hajer Sharief, discover the interviews of our guests.

Leïla Slimani

"Everything is more complex than they want us to believe." President of the Festival's Documentary Jury, Leïla Slimani talks about the need to make speech more complex.

Hajer Sharief

"If politics is about men knowing more, then all we have seen is corrupt politicians. So yes, as women, we don’t know anything about politics because we don’t want to know how to be corrupt." Hajer Sharief, co-founder of "Together we build it" in Libya, speaks about the role of women in defending democracy and human rights.

Bruno Boudjelal

The Franco-Algerian photographer Bruno Boudjelal, artist in residence at the FIFDH 2019, looks back at the situation in his country of origin, which is currently in turmoil.

Forest Whitaker

Invited to the Festival, actor Forest Whitaker speaks about his commitment to peacebuilding in South Sudan.

Uzodinma Iweala

"In the West, because what has happened with capitalism, our country often exports human rights violations so that they can enjoy freedom at home". Writer Uzodinma Iweala, a member of the Festival's Fiction Jury, talks about the relationship between capitalism and human rights.

Phuttiphong Aroonpheng

A meeting with Phuttiphong Aroonpheng, director of Manta Ray, a poetic and political film presented in competition this year at the FIFDH.

Steve Arnott

"If you are struggling there are still things you can do in the world. You don't have to sit and wallow in your own sorrow, get open, do something about it !"
A message of hope from Steve Arnott, protagonist of "A Northern Soul", at the #fifdh19.

Shahin Najafi

Pat Mitchell

"There's still only 9% of the top 100 grossing film that have been made, directed, or produce, by women" Pat Mitchell, president of the fiction jury 2019, talks about inequalities for women in the film industry.

Suba Sivakumaran

Suba Sivakuman about her film "House of my Fathers", in competition at #fifdh19. A debut film that approaches the memory of his country with rare elegance.