Amnesty! When They Are All Free

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Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes

To celebrate its 50th anniversary in May 2011, this probing documentary brings together an extraordinary cast of interviewees, from Sting to former home secretary Jack Straw, to shed light on how, as a 'letter-writing organisation, Amnesty International has changed the world and how the world has changed Amnesty International. It poses the fundamental question: has the human rights movement been able to hold back mankind's capacity for atrocity?

Part of BBC4's Justice season.

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    Learn more

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    BBC Four Justice Season

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  • BBC Radio 4: Start the Week

    BBC Radio 4: Start the Week

    Listen to the General Secretary of Amnesty International, Salil Shetty, as he looks back at 50 years of the organisation, and argues that Amnesty has had to change from a small letter-writing charity aimed at freeing dissidents, to a global multi-national focused on poverty and gender issues.

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  • Photo: Salil Shetty

    Photo: Salil Shetty

    Amnesty Secretary General, Salil Shetty at a rally in Trafalgar Square, London, 12 February 2011.


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Series Editor
Nick Fraser


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