Out to win: movie and discussion on LGBT professional athletes

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Date(s) - 31/01/2016
17:30 - 19:30

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Out to Win logoHuman Rights Watch presents in collaboration with De Balie the fourth edition of the Human Rights Weekend. The Weekend is filled with human rights films and debates with directors, Human Rights Watch experts, photographers and journalists. As part of this weekend a movie will be shown about LGBT professional athletes: Out to Win.

Out to Win

In Out to Win (link to IMDB page) LGBT professional athletes discuss coming out, and the effect it had on their lives and sporting careers. The film offers an intimate look into the private lives of professional and aspiring athletes, showing the problems they are confronted with all over the world.

Speakers: Boris Dittrich (LGBT Advocacy Director at Human Rights Watch), and Johan Kenkhuis (Olympic medal winning Dutch swimmer).

Human Rights Weekend 2016 – The Power of One

This year’s theme is ‘The Power of One’, demonstrating the power of a single individual (for good or for evil) to impact people and events as well as provoke major change. The Weekend will be opened by Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch. 

You can get tickets for Out to Win or other events of the Human Rigths Weekend 2016 on their Facebook page

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