Ciné-ONU Vienna screening of the movie “The Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers”, 30th May 2016
On the occasion of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers (29 May), the United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna, in cooperation with this human world (THW) Film Festival and Topkino, invites you to the Ciné-ONU Vienna screening of the movie
“The Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers”
(by Geeta Gandbhir and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, 2015, 95 min, original language, with English subtitles)
followed by a Q&A session with invited guests, free entry.
(Please note: there is no reserved seating - admission is first come, first served; free tickets are distributed at Topkino prior to the screening)
Date / Time: Monday, 30 May 2016, 6.30 p.m.
Location: Topkino, Rahlgasse 1, 1060 Vienna
Participants of the panel discussion:
Karl Wolf – Deputy Commandant and Chief of Staff, Austrian Armed Forces International Centre (AUTINT)
Maximilian Lakitsch - Peace and Conflict Researcher, University of Graz
Ajuma Echikwu – Security Sergeant, Security and Safety Service, United Nations Office in Vienna (UNOV)
Martin Nesirky – Director, United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna (Moderator)
"A Journey of A Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers" follows a unit of 160 women who, between June 2013 and July 2014, travelled far from their families, friends and all that is familiar at home in Bangladesh to join the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). The film focuses on three women that deployed as part of a formed police unit and on how they grapple with the challenges in a United Nations peacekeeping mission. The deployment of the all-female unit is part of the global effort to recruit more female police officers in UN peace operations. Today, over 1,300 women serve as United Nations police officers around the globe.
“Ciné-ONU Vienna” is part of a Europe-wide initiative of regular film screenings of UN related topics followed by podium discussions with invited guests who were part of the film making process or are experts in the topic covered by the film. The United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna is honoured to have “Ciné-ONU Vienna” partner with this human world (THW) film festival and Topkino for the regular film screenings in Vienna.