On Shifting Ground – Story Telling in Nepal
As part of the public engagement element of the project, we hosted two public film screenings during 2017 – one in Dublin and one in Cork on the humanitarian responses to the 2015 Nepalese earthquake produced by the Hilton Foundation Prize Coalition.
On 25th April 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. The earthquake and aftershocks killed over 8,000 people and injured more than 21,000. Among those who mobilized staff and resources in the world’s response to this disaster were six Hilton Prize Coalition member organisations that were embedded in Nepal – BRAC, Handicap International, Heifer International, HelpAge, Operation Smile and SOS Children’s Villages.
Nine months after the disaster, these organisations came together under the Hilton Prize Coalition Storytelling Program to share their experiences before, during, and immediately following the earthquake. Over the course of February 2016, photojournalist and filmmaker Steve Connors travelled throughout Nepal to capture stories told by staff working on the ground.
For more information, see: ‘On Shifting Ground – Story Telling in Nepal’
It Stays With You – Use of Force by UN Peacekeepers in Haiti
Date: Friday 23rd February 2018
As part of a workshop on ‘Global Borders – Local Narratives’ run by the UCC Department of Latin American Studies examining the recent history of Haiti, the CCJHR supported the screening of a documentary film on the use of force by UN Peacekeepers in Cité Soleil, Haiti during 2004-2007. Directed and produced by Cahal McLaughlin and Professor Siobhan Wills (Transitional Justice Institute, Ulster University), this documentary film examines the impact on the local community of UN peacekeepers’ use of force in Cité Soleil which left scores of civilians dead. No investigation has ever been carried out and none of those affected has ever been contacted by the UN, local police or journalists.
For more information, see: ‘It Stays With You – Use of Force by UN Peacekeepers in Haiti’