Festival Guests Olena ShevchenkoParticpant in the panel debate The Threat of Ultra-Nationalism in Ukraine and Europe. Ukrainian feminist and LGBTIQ activist. Luke McManusProducer of The Lonely Battle of Thomas. Award-winning filmmaker based in Dublin. Marco GasparinettiParticipant in the panel debate Tourists Go Home? Venetian lawyer and blogger. Spokesman of the largest NGO campaigning for residents’ rights in Venice, the gruppo25aprile. Oleksandra MatvijtsjukParticpant in the panel debate The Threat of Ultra-Nationalism in Ukraine and Europe. Ukrainan human rights defender. Omar AlshogreParticipating in the talk Omar Alshogre: Fra innsiden av et syrisk fengsel. Survivor/ speaker. From Syria, lives in Sweden. As a the age of 15, Omar was arrested and sent in political prisons. He has since been witnessing against the atrocities of the Syrian war. Ezter HajduDirector of Hungary 2018, participant in the panel debate Hungary 2019: Faking Democracy? Filmmaker, producer and journalist born in Budapest. Sandor MesterProducer for Hungary 2018, classical guitar player, will hold a concert at Khartoum. Is collaborating with filmmaker Eszter Hajdú on documentary film-making, as a music composer and producer. Mazen EsmaielFeatured in Privacy of Wounds. Syrian journalist currently living in Germany. He was politically detained after the revolution for his anti-regime activism. Khaldoon HawaleyFeatured in Privacy of Wounds. Political detainee for 13 years under the Syrian regime, he is raising awareness on political detention. He graduated from law in Syria, has his exile home in Switzerland. Rob MillerCo-director of The Trial of Ratko Mladic, will participate in the panel debate The Case Against Ratko Mladic. Director and producer from UK. Began his career working for a human rights organisation before crossing over into documentary. András KádárParticipant in the panel debate Hungary 2019: Faking Democracy? Lawyer and Cochair in the Hungarian Helsinki Committee. Leon LeeDirector of Letter from Masanjia. Award winning film director and producer who explores thought-provoking stories related to modern China that could not be told within Chinese borders. Branco LukicLed the defense of Ratko Mladic. Appears in The Trial of Ratko Mladic, and will participate in the panel debate The Case Against Ratko Mladic. Sajid ChristopherParticipant in the panel debate Extremism and Freedom of Belief in Pakistan. Leader of Human Friends Organization in Pakistan. Trinh HoiParticipant in the panel debate Vietnam: When telling the Truth Becomes a Crime. Founder of VOICE, a Vietnamese human rights organisation. Saif Ul-MulookParticipant in the panel debate Extremism and Freedom of Belief in Pakistan. The lawyer of Asia Bibi, currently living in exile. Sahar IsmailParticipant in the panel debate Rebel Optimist: Urban Development and Human Rights in Pakistan. Director of the Research and Training Institute, Oranji Pilot Project, Pakistan. Mads BrüggerSundance-winning director of Cold Case Hammarskjöld. Danish filmmaker, journalist, producer and talk-show host. Marino CordobaParticipant in the debate Lasting Peace for Colombia. Colombian Human rights defender, environmental activist, and survivor. Nominated for the Martin Ennals Award. Dermot GroomeThe chief prosecutor in the case against Ratko Mladic. Participates in the panel debate The Case Against Ratko Mladic, appears in The Trial of Ratko Mladic. Professor of Law at Penn State Dickinson Law. Sarah MossesSpeaker at the Filmmakers/Changemakers seminar. Founder and CEO of Together Films, former Doc Society Partnerships Manager, and producer. Dareen TatourParticipates in the talk Poet Behind Bars. Palestinian poet, photographer, and activist from Reineh, Israel. Imprisoned for publishing a poem on social media. Einat WeizmanDirector of the theatre play I, Dareen T. Playwright and actress. Fighting against the censorship of artists, and imprisonment of political activists by the government of her home country, Israel. Henry SingerCo-director of The Trial of Ratko Mladic, will participate in the panel debate The Case Against Ratko Mladic. Producer and director from UK. Singer is one of Britain’s most critically acclaimed documentary directors. Arthur PrattCo-director of Survivors..Filmmaker, activist and community leader based in Freetown. He is the current manager of the WeOwnTV Freetown Media Centre in Sierra Leone. Erika BalsomHolding the lecture Documentary Filmmaking in a Post-Truth World. Film and art critic and senior lecturer in Film Studies at King’s College London. Fasiha HassanFeatured in Everything Must Fall, Former student leader, been awarded the Student Peace Prize (SPP) for her work in the Fees Must Fall (FMF) movement. Almudena CarracedoDirector of The Silence of Others. A recognized filmmaker, professor and juror, originally from Spain. Anwar RashidParticipant in the panel debate Rebel Optimist: Urban Development and Human Rights in Pakistan. Co-director of Orangi Pilot Project in Pakistan. Dr. Hale HilalParticipant in the panel debate From Franco To Assad: No justice without Peace. Member of Families for Freedom, a Syrian women-led movement demanding justice and freedom for Syrian disappeared and detainees. Ellen-Astri LundbyEllen-A. Lundby (b. 1959) has worked with film and TV since 1989. She is known for making humorous and crafty short films and documentaries – despite of dealing with serious topics. Weronika NitschWeronika Nitsch har master i dramaturgi fra Jagiellonian Universitet i Krakow. Hun har studert Dokumentarfotografi og Dokumentarregi ved University of South Wales og Dokumentarfotografi ved Høgskolen i Volda – hvor hun nå fullfører Dokumentar og Journalistikk. Tommy GulliksenTommy Gulliksens background as a political and current affairs-journalist has resulted in over 20 documentaries during his working years at broadcaster TV2, and production companies Dokumentaravdelingen and Norsk Fjernsyn AS. Fredrik Horn AkselsenFredrik Horn Akselsen (1982) has written and directed 6 documentary films and written 3 books. He has now directed an international documentary about the Norwegian oil fund, Vikings vs. Wolves – the Battle of Finance, which has its world premiere at the festival. Fridtjof KjærengFridtjof Kjæreng deltar på festivalen med filmen Reindrømmen. Fridtjof (f. 1964) har nesten 30 års erfaring som regissør og produsent fra film- og fjernsynsindustrien i Norge. Han arbeidet flere år i NRK før han grunnla f(x) produksjoner AS i 1995. Dalia KuryDalia Kurys prisvinnende dokumentarer tar for seg arabisk identitet og kulturelle fenomener i den arabiske verden. Hennes nyeste “Privacy of Wounds” hadde verdenspremiere på IDFA 2018. Sahim Omar KalifaSahim Omar Kalifa (born 1980 Zakho, Iraqi Kurdistan) is a Belgian-Kurdish filmmaker based in Belgium. Ellen UgelstadEllen Ugelstad (f. 1973) jobber i skæringspunktet mellom film og kunst. Hun er utdannet ved Academy of Art University i San Francisco, og er kjent for Indian Summer, Møterommet, og Den grønne dalen. Ellen deltar på festivalen med Making Sense Together. Kari Klyve-SkaugKari Klyve-Skaug er en norsk filmskaper. Hun deltar på HUMAN idff med Forteljingar om mot, hennes første helaftens dokumentar. Rehad DesaiRehad Desai is a Cape Town-born filmmaker who returned from exile in 1990 and now lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa. Zahavi SanjaviMesterklasse: Zahavi Sanjavi er kurdisk dokumentarfilmskaper, nå bosatt i Sverige. Han deltok på HUMAN idff 2018 med sin film The Return – om jesidikvinner som har rømt fra IS-fangenskap, og jobber nå med flere filmer om overgrepene jesidifolket i Kurdistan opplever.