Silent cinema makes a noise at the 'End Sexual Violence in Conflict' summit
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 01:12
Jun 11 - Away from the main summit discussions being held by Angelina Jolie and William Hague, The Fringe offers visitors insight into the summit's message through cinema, art and photography. Bob Mezan reports.
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Angelina Jolie and British Foreign Secretary William Hague arrived on Wednesday (June 11) for a second day of their summit 'End Sexual Violence in Conflict'.
The pair posed for photographs on arrival before going through various areas of 'The Fringe', where performances, galleries and charity stalls were set up for interaction with the public.
One cinema installation in particular contained three screens showing films simultaneously, allowing people to choose which screen they wanted to hear through their headphones. Viewers said they were moved.
SOUNDBITE: Hannah Brooks, saying (English):
"You could see the different experiences, hearing a woman from Liberia and her experience of rape and conflict and then flashing to the post-conflict experience in Bosnia and being able to look around and hear the two different experiences but so the same I suppose brings home how... what an enormous problem this is."
SOUNDBITE: Aman Ubhi saying (English):
"It's a global issue and I think a lot of men rather stereotypically take a step back and women - you see a lot of women here - but men I think it's important for men to take a stand and be aware of these issues."
Jolie also brought cinema to the summit; she introduced her own film "In the Land of Blood and Honey" for a special screening.
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