Human Rights Now! is a Documentary programme.


Human Rights Now!

To mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Annie Lennox presents this documentary highlighting the part that artists and musicians have played in generating support and awareness for Amnesty International.

Many huge international tours and events have been organised to celebrate the achievements of the human rights movement and to introduce the idea of basic human rights protection to millions of people, world-wide, through the power of the media.

Contributors to the programme include artists who have participated in Amnesty events: Bono and The Edge from U2, Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townshend, Peter Gabriel, John Cleese, Tom Robinson and Martin Lewis, the producer of the original, Secret Policeman’s Ball and the Conspiracy Of Hope tour.

The current musical event supporting the work of Amnesty International is the Small Places Tour in which artists (including REM, Tracy Chapman, Peter Gabriel and White Stripes), local musicians and fans are raising their voices in venues, cities, towns, communities, neighbourhoods and workplaces until Human Rights Day on 10 December.

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)