The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward to you the following press release from Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand.
A Documentary Film by Josefina Bergsten, followed by Q & A
8pm Tuesday June 7, 2011
At Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand
Non-members 300 Baht, Members Free
Across three Asian countries, three women have stood together to fight for justice. Their husbands all lost their lives in 2004 due to the murderous intentions of state agents. In Thailand, Indonesia and Sri Lanka, these remarkable wives, mothers and activists fought against the impunity surrounding extra-judicial killings, enforced disappearances and torture in their home countries.
UNJUST is a documentary film about Angkhana Neelapaijit (wife of disappeared Thai human rights defender Somchai Neelapaijit) Suciwati (wife of murdered Indonesian campaigner Munir) and Padma Perera (wife of tortured and murdered Sri Lankan citizen Gerard Perera) who share their struggle for answers across the three countries. The women’s personal tragedies drive them on a long and at times, dangerous pursuit of accountability. Refusing to be silenced by threats to their lives and families, they have become leading human rights defenders in Asia.
Josefina Bergsten’s 77 minute film helps the world to understand what it means to live in a country that does not have an adequately developed justice system to protect human rights.
UNJUST has been awarded a Special Jury Award at the “Movies That Matter Film Festival” in The Hague, A Human rights Press Award for Broadcast at the Foreign Correspondents Club Hong Kong and an Asian Human Rights Award for Creative Media.
Sunai Phasuk from Human Rights Watch and Basil Fernando from the Asian Human Rights Commission will be on hand to take questions after the film.
Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand
Penthouse, Maneeya Center Building
518/5 Ploenchit Road (connected to the BTS Skytrain Chitlom station)
Patumwan, Bangkok 10330
Web Site: http://www.fccthai.com