A powerful combination of film, text, and performance exploring the birth of modern human rights after the Second World War. Told through the eyes of Nuremberg prosecutor and champion of the European Convention David Maxwell Fyfe, his words intertwine with musical settings of the poets who inspired him, with a backdrop of
archive film, images, and words.
'A secular hymn for humanity...one of the most beautiful things I've ever heard... sublime'
Mansfield College | 20th May
We first visited Mansfield College to perform Dreams of Peace & Freedom in 2016, when the Bonavero Institute for Human Rights was little more than bricks and scaffolding poles. We returned to perform in the magnificent Hotung Auditorium in support of Justice for Ukraine, in what is now a fully finished building.
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Find out more about the history
The name of our educational wrap-around materials was inspired by a quote about human rights from Helena Kennedy on Radio 4 "the human is in the asking."
We believe the human is in the telling and retelling of the story of David Maxwell Fyfe's journey from Nuremberg to Strasbourg.
The story so far
LAUNCH OF KILMUIR PAPERS
10 DECEMBER 2013
Choral settings of Rupert Brooke's War Sonnets sung by a specially assembled Freedom Choir with readings from Maxwell Fyfe's papers performed at St Matthews Westminster.