Eric Cantona’s new documentary ‘Looking for Rio’ to premiere at Amnesty UK’s first ever football film festival.
This festival is an ideal opportunity to highlight important human rights issues, both in football and society in general. We hope that the event is a great success.
Steve Goodsell, regional manager
“Football, like all sport, should be a force for good but too often we hear of human rights being overlooked within and around the game. On the eve of the World Cup in Brazil, we present a weekend of films, thought-provoking Q&As and lively panel discussions all with a football and human rights theme.” – Amnesty International.
Amnesty International is running their first ever football film festival in London from Friday the 6 June to Sunday 8 June at Hackney’s Picturehouse. This is timed to coincide with the start of the World Cup.
Not only will Amnesty be highlighting important films and issues, but there will be the UK premier of Eric Cantona’s new film ‘Looking for Rio’, Q&A’s and interesting and sure-to-be lively panel discussions featuring film directors, former footballers (including Eric Cantona), leading sports journalists and Amnesty International researchers.
It will be an event that is sure to be full of interesting discussions, thought-provoking films and discourse.
Regional manager for the Southern Region Steve Goodsell says that ‘Show Racism the Red Card always support the work of partner organisations, Amnesty International being no exception. This festival is an ideal opportunity to highlight important human rights issues, both in football and society in general. We hope that the event is a great success.’
It is going to be a packed 3 days, please follow this link for full listing of all the events on: http://www.amnesty.org.uk/issues/Sidelines%3A-Football-film-festival