Sound of Torture - Discussion with activist Meron Estefanos and director Keren Shayo

Sound of Torture
Voertaal: Engels

When & where?

vrijdag 21 maart 2014 - 19:00
Zaal 4, Filmhuis Den Haag

Seada Norhussen leads the discussion with activist and radiohost Meron Estefanos, director Keren Shayo and the Eritrean refugee and journalist Yohannes Habtom. They talk about the huge amount of refugeeas from Eritrea, the awful hostage by the Bedouins in the Sinai and the lack of response by the international community.

Meron Estefanos is an Eritrean journalist and human rights activist. She is a contributor to the leading Eritrean diaspora news site Asmarino and a presenter for Radio Erena. Estefanos is the co-founder of the International Commission on Eritrean Refugees, an advocacy organization for the rights of Eritrean refugees, victims of trafficking, and victims of torture. She actively campaigns for freedom and democracy in her country, which has suffered under the dictatorship of Isaias Afwerki since 1993. Read more about Meron Estefanos.

Keren Shayo is a writer, cinematographer and director. Earlier documentaries she contributed to as a cinematographer are María en tierra de nadie in 2011 and Ha-Plitim in 2008.

Yohannes Habtom: After fleeing Eritrea to escape Ethiopian communist dictatorship, Habtom lived in Sudan where he learned Arabic. When he arrived in The Netherlands, he studied the Dutch language, electrical engineering and electronics. Then he pursued his study in journalism (with specialization in International relationship / development and communication studies). Currently Habtom works as senior editor at the EO.

Seada Nourhussen (1978) is Africa-journalist at the Dutch daily Trouw. She writes about everything concerning African politics, art and culture. She studied journalism and worked for the Volkskrant and Elsevier. In 2011 she published her own book: Bloedmobieltjes, Coltan uit Congo.