UN Agencies and diplomatic missions perform the I #ZeroDiscrimination International Film Exhibition

Brasilia, 4 December 2014 - To celebrate the World AIDS Day (01/12) and the Human Rights Day (10/12) an unprecedented initiative was initiated yesterday in Brasilia: the I #ZeroDiscrimination International Film Exhibition.

The initiative is coordinated by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in Brazil and is a result of a partnership between the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and 12 diplomatic missions based in Brasilia: Chile, European Union, France, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, USA and the United Kingdom.

The exhibition takes place between 1 and 10 December and has ten films and documentaries from nine different countries, aiming to promote the reflection through art about different forms of discrimination and human rights violation.

In addition to the films, the exposition has also two photo exhibitions. The exhibition " The freedom to look reveals the daily life of the Porto Alegre's prisons through the eyes of the prison inmates and staff. It is the result of a project by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) supported by the Brazilian Ministry of Health and the European Union Delegation in Brazil. The project aims to develop a training methodology and awareness on human rights in the prison system. The idea is to use images that portray vulnerable situations related to the promotion and/or the violation of human rights in the daily life of prisons in order to promote a discussion on the subject, focusing on gender issues, violence and health. The exhibition can be visited from 1 to 10 December at the Casa Thomas Jefferson in the Asa Sul, Brasilia.

The exhibition " TRANS[ver]", by the photographer Fábio Rebelo, can be visited in the French Alliance in the Asa Sul, Brasilia, from 1 to 10 December. The photos portray transvestites and transsexuals and their changes in the body, clothing and way of acting, as a way of naturally expressing that they are also people with rights and deserve to be seen and treated with respect.

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