The 13th edition of Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, organized with the support of Blinken OSA Archivum November 8-13 showcased 62 films from 37 countries in four cinemas. The festival attracted over 5,000 viewers. Within the framework of the festival and with the support of CEU’s Visual Studies Platform (VSP), DocLab production workshop “The Roads to Integration” took place at the new CEU Mirabaud Media Lab.
Hosted by CEU's Student Union in the CEU Residence Center, this year's Intercultural Festival welcomed representatives of 25 countries and 20 languages on January 23. Students, dressed in 18 different national costumes, performed their traditional songs and dances on stage. 40 traditional dishes were served on 22 tables. Members of the Student Union spent 50+ hours preparing for activities for participants of the Intercultural Festival to enjoy.
The Human RightS Initiative at CEU hosted Shoebox Full of Love Donation Drive from November 17 to December 7. Members of the CEU community donated 41 Christmas presents for children in need. The presents were placed in shoeboxes and wrapped in festive wrapping paper, with a sign indicating how old children the presents were for. HRSI delivered to to the representatives of the Pesterzsebet Roma Minority Self-Government who will distribute them to the children before the holidays.