Annual Report 2022

Cultural partnerships

Art and Human Rights

On 28 April 2022, the OMCT organised a theatre performance, Lucrèce Borgia, a play by Victor Hugo directed by Alice Eulry d'Arceaux at the Théâtre de Grand-Champ in Gland.

Such cultural events take place every two years and provide both an opportunity to engage in art and to raise funds from donors based in and around Geneva for the OMCT's work in favour of victims of torture worldwide. For this year's edition, the benefits collected amount to approximately 50,000 CHF.

The event was supported by the OMCT’s Support Committee and our generous sponsors.

The 20th International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in Geneva

The OMCT has a close partnership with the Geneva International Film Festival on Human Rights (FIFDH) and each year has the honour of awarding a prize of 5,000 CHF to a filmmaker whose film demonstrates outstanding commitment to human rights.

In 2022, the OMCT award went to White Torture, a film by Narges Mohammadi, a prominent Iranian human rights defender and journalist who remains detained in the notorious Evin prison since November 2021. Her powerful documentary features poignant accounts of former prisoners subjected to isolation and psychological torture and highlights the various long-term consequences that this kind of treatment has had on those who have been subjected to it.