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.
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'A secular hymn for humanity...one of the most beautiful things I've ever heard... sublime'
MAGNA CARTA PROGRESS 1 | SUMMER 2022
FILL THE SILENCE TOUR | MAY 2022
Southwark Cathedral, London |
Mansfield College, Oxford |
St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Edinburgh
Performances to highlight the need to secure justice for Ukraine and encourage people to sign an international petition calling for the establishment of an ad hoc tribunal to prosecute Putin’s crimes against peace in launching a war of unwarranted aggression.
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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.