The Hague Hacks: Border Sessions

The Hague Hacks: Border Sessions

June 05, 2018

The Hague Hacks aims to bring together the often separate worlds of peace, justice and technology to create opportunities and build partnerships. As activists are crucial in the protection of the rights for all, this border sessions will be dedicated to the topic 'Activism'. The two topics that will be discussed in this lab in particular are: 

1) Protecting indigenous people and their forests in Brazil with Jair Condor
2) Democracy in Hong Kong with Joshua Wong from Hong Kong

The first topic is based on Jair Condor from the film Piripkura, who as coordinator of FUNAI, the Brazilian National Indian Foundation, treks into the jungle in search for two of only three known members of the Piripkura who still live as nomads in the Amazon rainforest, in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. This area of rainforest can only keep its protected status if there’s proof that the two men, Pakyî and Tamandua, are still living there. 

The second topic discussed is based around Joshu Wong, who's story is told in the film Joshua: Teenage vs. Superpowera stirring documentary about a group of teenagers from Hong Kong who challenge China during the Umbrella Revolution. As China slowly but surely restricts civil and political freedoms in Hong Kong, the people take to the streets in overwhelming numbers. Led by 17-year-old Joshua Wong, the protesters encounter the authorities in an epic stand-off. 

Both Piripkura and Joshua: Teenage vs. Superpower are films that were screened as part of the Activist program at our 2018 Movies that Matter film festival. 

If you interested in the worlds of peace, justice and technology you can join border sessions with your thinking cap on! The best solution will be one of the cases for the Hack the Planet Hackathon on June 15 & 16.

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