Free2choose is an educational debate programme on conflicting human rights that was developed to encourage young people to think about the importance of fundamental rights. The debates take place on the basis of video clips with examples of dilemmas that occur when different rights come into conflict with each other. Free2choose is based on an exhibition that was shown in the Anne Frank House from 2007 to 2013.
Free2choose was designed to encourage people to think about the crucial importance of Human Rights and the ways in which these Rights can come into conflict with other Rights, in every day situations. This educational debate programme consists of concrete dilemmas, and with the use of film clips young people are challenged to express their opinions and formulate good arguments. 'Do neo-Nazis have the right to demonstrate?' and 'Should artists be allowed to insult homosexuals?' are examples of dilemmas put forward in this programme.
Free2Choose in Berlin, 2011
Free2Choose-Create is an educational programme that works in parallel with Free2Choose. After learning about Human Rights and discussing conflicting dilemmas, young people make their own film clips on the dilemmas that arise within their own communities. Under the guidance of professional Human Rights educators, young people write their own scripts, conduct research and interview people on the street. The films are mainly short mini-documentaries on a particular human rights dilemma and serve as a point of departure for a debate on Human Rights.