GENEVA / ROAD SAFETY FILM FESTIVAL

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The US film “Reflections from Inside Dawn” addressing drunk-driving and produced by the non-governmental organization “We Save Lives” won today in Geneva the Grand Prix of the 2017 Global Road Safety Film Festival. UNTV CH

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STORY: GENEVA / ROAD SAFETY FILM FESTIVAL
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SOURCE: UNTV CH
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DATELINE: 21 FEBRUARY 2017 GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

SHOTLIST:

1. Aerial shot, exterior, Palais des Nations
2. Various shots shot, award ceremony
3. Close up, awards
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Michelle Yeoh, Actrice and UNDP Goodwill Ambassador:
“Film is a very powerful medium as we all know, because it reaches out to you on a sense, a very rational side that understands the story, but also on the emotional side where when you see very strong images of what could happen to victim and most important what happens to the person who has caused the crash and how their lives in a split second is devastated and changed forever”.
5. Close up, hands
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Michelle Yeoh, Actrice and UNDP Goodwill Ambassador:
“With a film festival like this it engages people and if there is no engagement, no action will ever be taken. So this is very important for the issue that we are trying to deal with.”
7. Wide shot, opening ceremony
8. Various shots, participants
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:
”If it were not for the extraordinary efforts of a rehabilitation specialist and a neurosurgeon I probably wouldn’t be here with you today. And what I realise very keenly is road safety is a human rights issue. All human beings have the right to move around freely without possibly incurring or enduring any harm”.
10. Various shots, insert from 2nd place film “Distracted Driving”

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The US film “Reflections from Inside Dawn” addressing drunk-driving and produced by the non-governmental organization “We Save Lives” won today in Geneva the Grand Prix of the 2017 Global Road Safety Film Festival.

Films produced by the Slovenian Traffic Safety Agency and the Chinese Ministry of Public Security showing the risks of using mobile phones while driving won second and third price respectively.

Since 2006 filmmakers compete at the only international road safety film festival for the best road safety film award and for special prizes in various categories.

The jury was chaired by Jean Todt, UN Special Envoy for Road Safety who is assisted by French director Luc Besson and actress Michelle Yeoh.
The jury also includes Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights; Christian Friis Bach, Executive Secretary of the Inland Transport Committee of the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (UNECE) and Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee.

Michelle Yeoh, Actrice, UNDP Goodwill Ambassador and Jury member said that “film is a very powerful medium as we all know, because it reaches out to you on a sense, a very rational side that understands the story, but also on the emotional side where when you see very strong images of what could happen to victim and most important what happens to the person who has caused the crash and how their lives in a split second is devastated and changed forever”.

More than 200 films were presented with a majority coming from France (29), India (17) and the United States (16).

Road accidents kill about 1.25 million people worldwide every year, while 50 million people are victims of non-fatal injuries. Five hundred children die every day on the road. Ninty five percent of all accidents occur in low and middle income countries.

For Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, jury member and road accident victim himself, road safety is a human right.

He said ”if it were not for the extraordinary efforts of a rehabilitation specialist and a neurosurgeon I probably wouldn’t be here with you today. And what I realise very keenly is road safety is a human rights issue. All human beings have the right to move around freely without possibly incurring or enduring any harm.”

The Film Festival took place on the sidelines of the 70th annual session of the UNECE, also taking place in Geneva.
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