The Geneva International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH) is the leading international event dedicated to cinema and human rights around the world. Civitas Maxima is thrilled to partner with FIFDH in its 17th edition and co-host an art exhibition. Our exhibition can be seen throughout the entire festival from the 8th to the 17th of March 2019, at the Espace Pitoëff, Café Babel. On Wednesday 13th, starting at 7 pm, we will be hosting a vernissage with speakers Alain Werner, Director of Civitas Maxima, Nathaly Leduc, Communications and Outreach Officer at Civitas Maxima, and JP Kalonji, illustrator of our cartoon series “Musu’s Diary”. We hope to see you there.

“Without Justice our Wounds Cannot be Healed – Liberia’s Quest for Justice” depicts how the Liberian youth is making sense of the past through cartoons. Furthermore, we showcase Musu’s Diary – a series that recounts the story of a young girl who questions impunity in light of the trials of alleged Liberian war criminals happening abroad. Driven by power imbalances and ethnic tensions, Liberia’s two multi-faction civil wars resulted in hundreds of thousands of brutal murders and the displacement of millions. Victims have been waiting 16 years in a state of fragile peace, yet there has been no domestic justice for the grave crimes committed.

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