Docpoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival


DocFokus: Convincing Enough a Story?

Convincing enough a story? Looking at the asylum-seeking processes from a human rights perspective

Amnesty International Finnish Section hosts a discussion on the shortcomings detected in asylum processes and the dehumanising consequences they can have on people.

We ask the same question that the film The Hearing asks: what happens when your future depends on your ability to tell your own life story in a convincing and compelling way?

Who holds the power in the processes? What are the decisions based on? Our important question is also: are the processes up to human rights standards?

Participants in the conversation are human rights activists Hassen Hnini ja Yasmin Yusuf. The discussion is led by Pargol Miraftabi, legal adviser of Amnesty International Finnish section.

The language of the discussion is English, questions from the floor are welcome also in Finnish.

Amnesty International campaigns to make sure governments honour their shared responsibility to protect the rights of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants. No policies or practices should undermine the rights of people on the move.

Kinopalatsi Festival Centre Sat 3.2. at 16:00–17:00
Free entry
Language: English
Length: 1 h