Give me 1 minute of LIFE
In 2010 UNESCO Etxea – UNESCO Centre of the Basque Country started up a Contest of Audiovisual Works named ‘Give me 1 Minute of’ with the intention to raise awareness and invite the society to think about the problems related to Human Rights all over the world.
‘Give me 1 Minute of ’ is an annual contest in which the best audiovisual works of 1 minute in length that best defend the Human Rights are awarded.
‘Give me 1 Minute of’ aims to raise awareness, report violations, and defend the human rights of all people; to defend social justice, equality, and the development of people and towns guaranteed by human rights.
‘Give me 1 ´Minute of’ claims that all individuals are equal and we have the same rights and obligations; and we should all defend the rights of all people. Nobody can void these rights and we all have the obligation to safeguard it wherever it is violated.
In 2020, in its 11th edition, the contest is entitled ‘Give me 1 minute of FREEDOM’ and will raise awareness about the compliance and violation of articles 1, 2 and 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
It will reward the best one-minute audiovisual pieces that defend, promote, claim, disseminate, and raise awareness about the Universal Right to freedom and equality of all human beings in dignity and rights.
We all have the same rights and duties; and we must be respected and valued in society without distinction of race, gender, origin, age, culture, religion, social condition or sexual orientation.
The material presented should revolve around Articles 1, 2 and 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:
Article 1. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
Article 2. Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.
Article 3. Everyone has the right to life, liberty and the security of person.
The jury will highly value the following elements:
- Videos that reflect on how we defend the rights of the most vulnerable people and their liberty.
- Videos that promote the enjoyment of full freedom for all.
- The acceptance and social incorporation of cultural, racial, social, identity, gender and political difference and diversity.
- The visibility of the capacities and strategies for people to demand there rights either individually or collectively.
- The involvement of society in the fight for a more just, open, and united world that faces the violation of human rights and demands a collective response.
- They should prevent tones of patronizing, victimizers or sensationalists.