2022 Assembly




jSlovak Catholic Charity is hosting its 3rd film festival on the European Day against Trafficking in Human Beings, (18.10.2016), in co-operation with foreign partners, Unchosen and with the support of the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic.
This year, the festival takes place in Banska Bystrica, which, according to the latest statistics, comes second to the city of Kosice in terms of the number of victims of trafficking.
The films faithfully illustrate the effects of exploitation on the lives of the victims as well as the problems associated with recovery. The Film Festival plays its part in portraying the merciless reality of modern slavery in Slovakia. This year’s festival will place a special emphasis on the stories of victims and the value on the life of every human being. In total, nine films will be screened,including the premiere of two new Slovak films, In God’s Image and Ivan.
The festival will also host a photographic exhibition entitled ‘’Life after Trafficking- Life after Deliverance’’ and the campaign ‘’Giftbox Slovakia- People are Not for Sale’’ will also feature at the Festival.
The global dimension in the festival programme is the issue of forced labour and child labour, particularly exploitation in the textile and footwear factories supplying the world fashion chains
Following the film screening, there will be a forum for discussion on the topics of human trafficking and exploitation. This year’s panel discussion comprises the following;
Mr. Jozef Halcin (Ministry of Interior, Slovakia).
Sr. Bohdanka (SKCH).
Mr. Mike Emberson (Medaille Trust, United Kingdom).
As in previous years, informal networking and joint reflection on the festival are a valuable component to the overall success of the event.
The event is free of charge and all are welcome to attend.
Adapted by Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications Person.