Jane Goodall – Researcher and peace activist

Aiete C. C.
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April 16 – June 13 / from Tuesday to Friday: 16:00 – 20:30 + Saturday: 10:00 – 14:00 / 16:30 – 20:00 + Sunday: 10:00 – 14:00 + holidays: closed

Tribute to the life and legacy of Jane Goodall, primatologist, environmental activist and UN Messenger of Peace, through the illustrations of San Sebastian native Asier Iturralde, with advice from the Jane Goodall Institute.

Jane Goodall’s passion for animals took her to the Tanzanian forests, where she lived with chimpanzees. Her research into the lives of these primates forced the world to revise its approach to definition of the human species. Her pioneer studies, while initially received with scepticism by the scientific community, have earned worldwide recognition.

Today Dr. Jane Goodall dedicates her life to environmental conservation and education, travelling 300 days a year to the different countries of the world.

Other activities

Workshops at the haurtxokos (municipal children’s play-centres) run by San Sebastian City Council’s Youth Department

For boys and girls aged from 5 to 11 years

27-29 April. The Human Rights Film Festival and Jane Goodall. Workshops to raise awareness on respect for our environment. Prior registration should be made by writing to the email address of each Haurtxoko: Aiete, Altza, Amara, Bidebieta, Egia, Gros, Intxaurrondo and Martutene.

24 April (17:00 / 18:15). Workshops on how to grow an organic vegetable garden, Tximuak eta kimuak, with the artist Iñaki Martiarena “Mattin” at the Aiete Haurtxoko. Registration: haurtxokoa_aiete@donostia.eus.

Cinema (Aiete C. C.)

April 30 (18:30): Jane (2017). Brett Morgen. USA. 90 min

More information: www.donostiakultura.eus/aiete / www.donostia.eus/info/ciudadano/ninos

17th edition of art and human rights by children and youths

Festival's Information Office (Victoria Eugenia Antzokia)
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April 23-30 / from Monday to Friday: 17:00 – 20:00 + Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 – 14:00 / 17:00 – 20:00

An exhibition of drawings and murals by boys, girls and young people between the ages of 6 and 18 for the 17th edition of Art and Human Rights by Children and Youths, organised by San Sebastian City Council’s Human Rights Department.

In this edition, marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, participants have been invited to reflect on the right to enjoy good health and to treatment to cure disease, as stipulated in article 24 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The event had the participation of 1,947 youngsters from schools, play centres, refuges, academies of art and personal submissions. The exhibition displays 1,420 individual and group works.

Some of these creations look at the importance of having the necessary resources to assist all people equally, while others put themselves in the skin of those who still today continue to suffer the violation of that right.

Organizer: San Sebastian Town Hall's Human Rights Department

Women in action

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Central Library (Alderdi Eder)
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April 15-30 / from Monday to Friday: 10:00 – 20:30 + Saturday: 10:00 – 14:00 / 16:30 – 20:00 + holidays: closed

The Amnesty International exhibition, Women in Action, explains the stories of brave women who risk their freedom and their lives to defend their human rights.

These are the stories of refugee women who join forces to press ahead with their search for a safe place to live, women who have fought against cuts in the economic and social rights of their communities, who have denounced and taken action against gender-based violence in armed conflicts, who defend the environment from governments and companies, who fight so that they will no longer have to ask for permission to participate in the public life of their countries or for the right to decide about their bodies.

Organizer: Amnesty International

A Close Look – Carmen Ballvé

San Telmo Museum (Laboratory)
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March 12 – May 16 / from Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 – 20:00

The Dominican Republic, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Mongolia and Peru are present in the San Telmo Museum Laboratory room through the exhibition A Close Look, presenting a selection of photographs taken by Carmen Ballvéover several decades.

Although Ballvé has to a great extent worked on large studio portraits and editorial commissions, this exhibition curated by María Millán presents a selection of her personal works, composed of 71 images, in black and white, never shown before. These are photographs taken throughout her career, in which she was very close to the person portrayed.

AridA – Bea Rivas

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April 20 – May 30 / from Monday to Saturday: 10:00 – 21:00

Spain has been included in the list of the 33 countries facing the greatest problems of drinking water availability by 2040 due to climate change. The Segura River basin is a true mirror of this ominous prediction. Having received very little rainfall for years and being a place of high temperatures, it survives endemically and depends on water diverted from another basin on the Tajo, result of the highly ambitious hydraulic construction built in the 70s, when environmental and social impacts were barely taken into account.

Since then, the region’s economy has been constructed around a resource it doesn’t have, destroying the area’s natural hydrographic balance. Water has become a resource for which different economic activities compete.

Bea Rivas (Madrid, 1976) focusses her principal personal projects on subjects related to the environment, the economy and the social issues that shape the real world.