Tuesday, 01 December 2015

UN in your language


Ciné-ONU is one of the United Nations most successful outreach initiatives in Europe. It involves the screening of a film relevant to a specific UN issue, followed by a Q&A with reputed speakers - either connected to the film, to the issue in question, or to both.

It offers the opportunity to participants to watch premieres of highly acclaimed, award-winning documentaries and address questions to senior UN officials and other personalities.

The initiative started small in 2007, screening films to audiences of less than 40 at the UNRIC office in Brussels. Since then, it has grown exponentially and monthly film screenings now have audiences of up to 1,200.

Cine-ONU screenings have been held in many cities including London, Vienna, Madrid, Geneva and Helsinki, with a total attendance of over 85,000 people.

The team has received very positive feedback from the audience;

  • “It’s great that European audiences are able to watch high-impact films like yesterday’s. Truly inspiring!”
  • “I'm so grateful to the Cine-ONU for making me a better informed and conscientious citizen of our planet. Looking forward to attending films and talks in 2015”.
  • “Thank you very much for a wonderful evening! Your organisation was just perfect, professional and so friendly all together.”
  • “Thank you very much for organizing the event! The documentary was soul-touching (it is difficult to find the words to express the feelings...), and the participation of the very experienced guest speakers added an enormous value.”

See information on our next and previous screenings. Follow @CineONU on twitter and like our facebook page for updates.

Examples of past events include:

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The Price we Pay” on the reality of big-business tax avoidance, which has seen multinationals depriving governments of trillions of dollars in tax revenues, paving the way to historic levels of inequality.

Virunga”, an Oscar-nominated documentary about Virunga National Park, one of the most bio-diverse places in the world and home to the last of the mountain gorillas. A small and embattled team of park rangers protect this UNESCO world heritage site from armed militia, poachers and the dark forces struggling to control Congo's rich natural resources.

Cowspiracy” increasingly uncovers what appears to be an intentional refusal to discuss the issue of animal agriculture, while industry whistle blowers and watchdogs warn him of the risks to his freedom and even his life if he dares to persist.

Citizenfour” 2015’s winner of the Oscar Academy Award in the category Best Documentary Feature, giving audiences unprecedented access to encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the NSA.

Ciné-ONU Venue Change (Sep 2015)

Ciné-ONU would like to thank you for the memorable moments shared at the Goethe-Institut! From 17th September, Ciné-ONU films will be screened at the Italian Cultural Institute, 38 Rue de Livourne, 1000 Bruxelles.

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This Ciné-ONU screening takes place at the European Economic and Social Committee.

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EESC - JDE Building
Belliardstraat 99,
1040 Etterbeek, Belgium