Based on the videos submitted to the Short Film Contest last year, we are thrilled to launch the Short Film Series: Unveiling our Stories “ Victims of Corruption”. We will share one film every month until the end of the year via social media, and we invite you to actively participate and spread the series within your networks.
Corruption is happening behind closed doors, so we want to put a spotlight on the stories of victims of corruption. Who are the victims? Society as a whole, on a smaller or bigger scale, is affected by both petty and/or grand corruption. Institutions, communities, the public and individuals are victimised, due to both direct and indirect consequences of corruption. However, such victims often stay unnoticed in the public domain.
Therefore, the aim of our short film series is to give a voice, a face, a platform to such victims of corruption who struggle to be recognized and who are seeking reparation. Victims should be aware of their status, be empowered, and be informed of their right to pursue reparations.
Please follow the series on social media with the hashtag #VoCSeries, #VictimsofCorruption and #Corruption.
Skyscraper was the winner of the short film contest organized by TI Georgia in 2020. A jury composed of film experts and an anti-corruption specialist selected Skyscraper as the winner of the contest for the simple, wordless and universally understandable depiction of how corruption functions and what devastating consequences it may have. Read more about the film here.
A career civil servant-turned-whistleblower in Spain found herself battling a nationwide political machine, facing death threats and hiding in a foreign country for years. This is Ana Garrido’s story.
“The Boogeyman” is an animated true-crime series hand-crafted by three college students from Mahidol University. Real crimes, real victims – the series explores Thailand’s most unsettling crime cases in stop motion and 2D animation to raise essential questions regarding societal issues like corruption. Read more about the inspiration for the short film here.
This film shows how Victims of Corruption can unite a community to fight against corruption. Public Interest Lawyer Ahmad Fauzi, who is working for the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI), was inspired to document the courageous struggle of these victims and motivate public action against corruption. Join the conversation by bringing your ideas and experiences. Read more about the inspiration for the short film here.