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The ONE in FIVE Campaign at the Venice Biennale

08.09.11 - The Council of Europe and the Venice Biennale are organising a public debate on the issue of sexual violence against children in the context of the Venice Film Festival this week . The objective of the debate is to analyse cinema’s contribution to the awareness-raising efforts needed to prevent and combat sexual violence. The world of film offers two advantages: firstly, the medium of film helps to shed light on a topic otherwise confined by taboos, and secondly, cinema stars can themselves be precious role models for campaigning purposes, inciting people to take the necessary action. Several film directors and actors will share their views on this issue.

 

The debate will take place on 9 September at the Hotel Excelsior, Lido di Venezia, from 15.00  to 17.00.

 

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Speech of Ms Maud De Boer-Buquicchio