“When I walked out of prison, that was my mission, to liberate the oppressed and the oppressor both. Some say that has now been achieved. But I know that that is not the case. The truth is that we are not yet free; we have merely achieved the freedom to be free, the right not to be oppressed. We have not taken the final step of our journey, but the first step on a longer and even more difficult road. For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. The true test of our devotion to freedom is just beginning”.
Since 2007 Estonian Human Rights Centre in collaboration with with Open Estonian Foundation and Black Nights Film Festival has organized Human Rights Weeks. The programme entails films that discuss the human rights situation from different perspectives in different countries. In addition to films, the human rights weeks also provide the opportunity to listen to and discuss on the topics of these films.
Last two years the Human Rights Week has carried an ambitious title “Freedom to be Free”.