Never Waste A Crisis

‘When written in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters — one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.’

John F. Kennedy

Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival

Never Waste A Crisis

Date and Time: Friday 16 October 2020, 6pm

Venue: Virtual Screening hosted on the Trócaire YouTube page. Film will then be made available on Vimeo.

Category: A short documentary from Trócaire about how human rights are being undermined during the COVID19 crisis – particularly in countries with weak democracies and systemic human rights challenges.

Tickets: Open to the public 

Booking: Documentary now available to view below


This is a new approx. 20 minute documentary which focuses on how certain governments are using the health emergency to crackdown on minority groups and civil society space. The film also examines the crisis in the context of business and human rights e.g. ongoing targeting of human rights/environmental activists, fast-tracking of development initiatives which threaten the safety, security, and rights of communities etc. Interviewees include Trócaire staff and partners, and Mary Lawlor, the recently appointed UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders.

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