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ZERO IMPUNITY is a transmedia social impact project against impunity for sexual violence in armed conflict. Its authors, Marion Guth, Nicolas Blies and Stéphane Hueber-Blies, have sought to conceptualize it as a tool, as a “peaceful” weapon to resonate the voices of survivors and activists working in the field to change policies and attitudes. A media acting to promote the liberation of speech and thus fight against impunity. 

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AN ACTING MEDIA

AN ACTING MEDIA

At the heart of this project is a documentary film with a social impact (90′) by Nicolas Blies and Stéphane Hueber-Blies (aka Blies Brothers), co-directed with Denis Lambert. The hybrid film investigative journalism (in collaboration with the YOUPRESS collective) and activism/call to action (with the collaboration of the artist Olivier Crouzel).

From the beginning, the project was conceived as a force for change based on two levers: indignation and committed art.

At first we wanted to provoke indignation because it is life-saving to become aware of the problems and obstacles to be overcome. To this end, the designers collaborated with the YOUPRESS collective and launched a series of surveys (distributed to 11 international press partners). More than 1,000,000 readers around the world have been able to discover through the exclusive testimonies of whistleblowers, victims of sexual violence and also assailants, these investigations that plunge us into the mechanics of impunity at work within the UN and the ICC, or in Ukraine, Syria, the United States and France.

To make indignation an engine of change, it is important to convert this emotion into an active citizen principle, into an active force that allows us to influence the world around us, to change behaviours and mentalities.

It is common to think that we are helpless in the face of sexual violence in times of war, that we, as citizens, are too far from political games to be able to act. And yet, with ZERO IMPUNITY, we believe that we all have a role to play. By changing the way society looks at the subject, by awakening to the complexity of the subject and to the system that promotes impunity, we can change our view and that of others. As individuals, as a society, we have the power to create the conditions for the liberation of speech. We can make a difference simply by sending a message of openness and understanding to survivors and alerters. This is how we will fight impunity together.

"WE CAN, AS INDIVIDUALS AND AS A SOCIETY, CREATE THE CONDITIONS FOR THE RELEASE OF WORDS AND FIGHT AGAINST IMPUNITY."

We have therefore devised ways to transform indignation into empathy, to make information audible in media noise through art (video-mapping with artist Olivier Crouzel), citizen performance, cinema (using animation) and new media (virtual walk). Thanks to this empathy, outrage has turned into mobilization and action. In this way, we have been able to support those who are taking concrete action, the activists in their struggle by making them even more visible, by ensuring that their voices are heard and listened to and that their actions are strengthened.

They are the real heroes of our project. And it was for them that the project was born.

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Press Kit

At the heart of this project is a documentary film with a social impact (90′) by Nicolas Blies and Stéphane Hueber-Blies (aka Blies Brothers), co-directed with Denis Lambert. The hybrid film investigative journalism (in collaboration with the YOUPRESS collective) and activism/call to action (with the collaboration of the artist Olivier Crouzel).

From the beginning, the project was conceived as a force for change based on two levers: indignation and committed art.

At first we wanted to provoke indignation because it is life-saving to become aware of the problems and obstacles to be overcome. To this end, the designers collaborated with the YOUPRESS collective and launched a series of surveys (distributed to 11 international press partners). More than 1,000,000 readers around the world have been able to discover through the exclusive testimonies of whistleblowers, victims of sexual violence and also assailants, these investigations that plunge us into the mechanics of impunity at work within the UN and the ICC, or in Ukraine, Syria, the United States and France.

To make indignation an engine of change, it is important to convert this emotion into an active citizen principle, into an active force that allows us to influence the world around us, to change behaviours and mentalities.

It is common to think that we are helpless in the face of sexual violence in times of war, that we, as citizens, are too far from political games to be able to act. And yet, with ZERO IMPUNITY, we believe that we all have a role to play. By changing the way society looks at the subject, by awakening to the complexity of the subject and to the system that promotes impunity, we can change our view and that of others. As individuals, as a society, we have the power to create the conditions for the liberation of speech. We can make a difference simply by sending a message of openness and understanding to survivors and alerters. This is how we will fight impunity together.

"WE CAN, AS INDIVIDUALS AND AS A SOCIETY, CREATE THE CONDITIONS FOR THE RELEASE OF WORDS AND FIGHT AGAINST IMPUNITY."

We have therefore devised ways to transform indignation into empathy, to make information audible in media noise through art (video-mapping with artist Olivier Crouzel), citizen performance, cinema (using animation) and new media (virtual walk). Thanks to this empathy, outrage has turned into mobilization and action. In this way, we have been able to support those who are taking concrete action, the activists in their struggle by making them even more visible, by ensuring that their voices are heard and listened to and that their actions are strengthened.

They are the real heroes of our project. And it was for them that the project was born.

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Press Kit

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