ISHR-Typewriter / International Society for Human Rights
Submitted By Andreas Roth
"ISHR-Typewriter" is a social spot for the safeguarding for freedom of expression.
The spot was made during the course of the film design quarter at the Film Academy Baden-Wuerttemberg in 2010. There was no briefing, or a specified task. Each student was allowed to freely choose his subject and present the project. After the realization, the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR) joined as a customer.
"Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers." (Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
The issue of freedom of expression is a fundamental right that touches us all.
There were some challenges. The main problem was time. We had two and a half weeks for the pre-production. That was a really intense. At the location, it was cold which created a challenge. We shot at night, in mid-December in an unheated warehouse in Hamburg and Neil, the protagonist, had only a shirt on. Boy, he surely was freezing. The gunshots on the walls, and on the body of the journalists were very time consuming. We had very limited options and no time for repetitions, which meant everything had to be perfect in one or two takes.
International Society for Human Rights
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Andreas Roth, Norman Scholl
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