MoMA Premiere: ¡RELEASED! Highlights from the Human Rights Concerts

Dec 10, 2013


¡RELEASED! Highlights from The Human Rights Concerts. 2013. USA. Produced by Martin Lewis.

MoMA celebrates Human Rights Day—the annual commemoration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—with the New York premiere of a new concert film featuring 22 performances from the historic Human Rights Concerts, which were presented around the world between 1986 and 1998 to raise awareness and funds for Amnesty International. Performers include Bruce Springsteen, Sting, U2, Peter Gabriel, The Police, Lou Reed, Joni Mitchell, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, Youssou N’Dour, Tracy Chapman, Radiohead, and many more.

The film is preceded by Light A Candle!, a comprehensive documentary history of the concert series— including contemporary interviews and never-before-seen historic footage—and followed by Witness to a Conspiracy, a shortdiary of the 1986 tour created from recently rediscovered home-movie footage shot by Peter Gabriel.

Organized by Jytte Jensen, Curator, Department of Film.


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