10 >> 25.03.2018 Exhibition

Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin

What Matters

11:00 >> 19:00
at Biennial centre

What Matters is a film project on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, initiated by the director of Berlin’s International Literature Festival, Ulrich Schreiber, and realized by the Peter Weiss Foundation for Art and Politics in 2017 in the course of the Congress for Democracy and Freedom.

The film shows 30 authors, actors, and students from all continents, each of whom present an article from the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, highlighting its continued relevance in 2017.

The Declaration was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in December 1948 and has since been translated into more than 500 languages. To commemorate this, each of the participants, including Vivienne Westwood, Nina Hoss, Can Dundar, Patti Smith, Simon Rattle, Ai Weiwei, Elfriede Jelinek, and David Grossman, reads one of the 30 articles in their native language.


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