Cinéma Humain – A Human Rights Filmmaking Organisation 

The main intention of Cinéma Humain is to generate innovative ways in which to develop and support creative education. We provide a platform for filmmakers, musicians, social workers, activists and scholars in pursuing a common interest in film’s ability to promote social change.

As an organisation we are motivated to provide a constant flow of creative and intellectual content that provokes awareness, discussion and change within contemporary society. We therefore strive to develop original strategies that engage directly with social advocacy.

We subscribe to the belief that the most effective way to address many contemporary social problems is to initiate awareness through education. We concentrate on the medium of film since we regard it as an effective method to educate through visual creativity and debate.

We thus recognise the inherent educational potential of film. From our perspective, film is not only the result of a creative process, but also an intellectual process. It is a global form of communication that could draw much needed attention to the unacknowledged and the underrepresented.

Sarajevo: Shelved Memories

'Sarajevo: Shelved Memories' is an experimental reflection on documented events that occurred during the siege of Sarajevo (1992-1995). Learn More»

Cutting Silence

The film tells the story of a small contemporary North African family having to deal with the traditional practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). Learn More»


In the year 2012, illegal rhino poaching reached record numbers in South Africa. If poaching is not brought down to an acceptable level by mid-2014, we may lose rhinos all together. Learn More»
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