3 episodes

This series explores the last 25 years of defending human rights. Amnesty International's Tatyana Movshevich meets courageous activists from Chile, the U.S., Nepal, Ireland and Ghana who are fighting for the rights of the marginalised and risking their lives because of it. She discovers the story behind the watershed UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders and explores how the human rights movement is changing.

- Written and presented by Tatyana Movshevich
- Produced by Eli Block
- Composition of much of the original music is by Eli Block
- Editor is Guadalupe Marengo

On the side of humanity: How human rights defenders fight for our present and future Amnesty International

    • Society & Culture

This series explores the last 25 years of defending human rights. Amnesty International's Tatyana Movshevich meets courageous activists from Chile, the U.S., Nepal, Ireland and Ghana who are fighting for the rights of the marginalised and risking their lives because of it. She discovers the story behind the watershed UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders and explores how the human rights movement is changing.

- Written and presented by Tatyana Movshevich
- Produced by Eli Block
- Composition of much of the original music is by Eli Block
- Editor is Guadalupe Marengo

    Episode 3: Unknown names and faces

    Episode 3: Unknown names and faces

    Irish activist Sean Binder tells Amnesty International’s Tatyana Movshevich how his freedom was compromised while he was saving lives on an idyllic Greek island. Later we travel to Ghana - there a journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas works deep undercover to investigate some of the gravest crimes imaginable. 

    (Episode cover image © Muntaka Chasant)

    • 29 min
    Episode 2: Long-ignored

    Episode 2: Long-ignored

    Queer Black activist Monica Simpson from the U.S. and Dalit feminist Durga Sob from Nepal live across the world from each other, but are both fighting against intersecting forms of discrimination that have been ignored for generations. Racism and caste-discrimination are rife and the two human rights defenders are facing grave risks because of their work.

    Monica Raye Simpson’s ‘Freedom Song’ in episode 2 is from her album ‘Revolutionary Love’

    • 27 min
    Episode 1: Hard-won words and new crises

    Episode 1: Hard-won words and new crises

    Amnesty International’s Tatyana Movshevish discovers the story behind the watershed UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders which was adopted in 1998 after decades of diplomacy, negotiations and confrontation. She also meets a Chilean water defender Lorena Donaire whose life was turned upside down as she was tackling the catastrophic results of a mega-drought.

    Lorena’s voiceover in Episode 1 is done by Selina Nelte

    • 25 min

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