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As the world reeled from the horror of the concentration camps, people realized there was an urgent need to protect individuals from the abuses of governments. What resulted was the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which outlined thirty basic rights to which everyone is entitled, and which forty countries promised to respect.
But today, we are witnessing a global threat to these rights. Many world leaders openly seek power with appeals to racism, xenophobia, misogyny, and imprisonment of those who challenge these regimes.
The First to Stand is a POV feature documentary against the erosion of human rights. It will be shot largely in cinema verité and will follow Cotler and his team of young activists at the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights as they battle the world’s most repressive regimes to liberate political prisoners.