COOPI Suisse at the 5th Film Festival of Human Rights in Lugano

This year COOPI Suisse participates at the Film Festival of Human Rights in Lugano by discussingthe award-winning film "The Distant Barking of Dogs", by Simon Lereng Wilmond.

Wednesday, October 10 at 20:30After handing over the journalistic award to Carla Agustoni organized by AMCA, the screening of the film "The Distant Barking of Dogs" is followed by a discussion entitled "Ukraine. War through the eyes of children ".

Moderator deepening is the Journalist Roberto Antonini CSR, participating as speakers and the journalist Emanuele Valenti the Head of Education Programs in Emergencies and Protection of Childhood network COOPI Marco Loiodice.

Currently COOPI Suisse is supporting a multi-year project for Education in Emergencies Iraq under the supervision and coordination of Marco Loiodice.

The armed conflict of 2014-15 in Ukraine, lived and told by two children innocent souls, Oleg and Yarik that, despite the risk and the constant danger punctuated by the noise (sometimes far sometimes very close) to the bombing and the shooting of military, remain with their grandmother anchored to their home, a village on the border between Russia and Ukraine.

A film that seems where to stop at any moment - just like the lives of the two young protagonists - and instead proceeds undaunted, past the fear on the strength of some basic human values, such as friendship, the importance of a own family nest, and boundless love (the grandmother is an extraordinary woman!).

The last part of the film, the "play with guns" suggests a reflection on the consequences that affect young people themselves, who are personally experiencing long periods of anxiety, fear and insecurity.

A directed and above all a montage that manage to send the heartbeat of life of children in these appalling conditions with an authenticity and a disarming poetry.

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