Hissein Habre, A Chadian Tragedy
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 16:15
Zaal 2, Filmhuis Den Haag
Michelle Parlevliet speaks with activist Clément Abaïfouta and director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun about the film and the important work of giving victims a voice.
On the 10th of December 2016 Michelle Parlevliet was awarded the first price of the Max van der Stoel Human Rights Award for her dissertation on the relationship between human rights and conflict resolution, on how human rights, justice, conflict, and peace are closely linked together. After the screening Michelle, Clément Abaïfouta and director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun will discuss the important work of Clément in Chad where he gives the victims of the brutal regime a voice and uses their testimonies as evidence against the dictator.
Hissein Habré’s reign of terror in Chad, which lasted from 1982 to 1990, has made many victims. Clément Abaïfouta is one of them: for four years he was forced to bury the dead in a torture prison. His revenge takes on a special form: he set up an organisation to give victims a voice, and to reconcile victims and offenders. Read more about Clément and watch a short clip about him.