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Saturday 10 : 7:00 pm
Sunday 11 : 7:00 pm

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The first to stand: The cases and cause of Irwin Cotler (with French subtitles)





65 and up
Young adults

Type of activity

Cinéma du Musée


In Person

Saturday 10 : 7:00 pm
Sunday 11 : 7:00 pm

December 10 – December 11, 2022

Original multilingual version with French subtitles.


Post-screening discussions :
*Saturday, December 10 at 7:30 pm, with prestigious guests:
- Irwin Cotler
, former Minister of Justice of Canada and internationally renowned champion of human rights
- Shaparak Shajarizadeh
, sentenced to 20 years for waving her hijab on a stick in downtown Tehran and named one of the Most Influential Women in the World by the BBC
- the filmmakers Irene Lilienheim Angelico and Abbey Jack Neidik.


*Sunday, December 11 at 7:30 pm, with guests.

PREMIER DEBOUT is about committed human rights activists who know if they stand up, it won’t be long before others are standing with them.

As the world reeled from the horror of the concentration camps, people realized there was an urgent need to protect individuals from the abuses of governments. What resulted was the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which outlined thirty basic rights to which everyone is entitled. Today, we are witnessing a global threat to these rights as many world leaders openly seek and hold on to power with appeals to racism, xenophobia, misogyny, and imprisonment of those who challenge their regimes.

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