Human dignity is inviolable. But is it really? Do we not experience every day how somewhere in the world people are degraded? This documentary shows both the hurdles in the struggle for human rights and the success stories that give us courage.
In 1948, in the face of the horrors of World War ll, the human rights that were believed to apply to all citizens of the world were formulated, but these represented a purely Western world view. They failed to take into account the customs and values of the Islamic world and the social norms of Asia. Could this be the key to understanding today’s conflicts and crises? How can we do better?
The documentary demonstrates that 70 years after the UN Declaration, the global observance of human rights is an ideal still far from being achieved. But one that is worth fighting for.