“I don't think we need a magic wand. We need to exert pressure, we need to exercise citizenship, and with this we will succeed." - Dina Meza. Journalist. Honduras

While human rights defenders make invaluable contributions to upholding justice and the rule of law, these ‘Invisible Mandelas’ often do not receive the global recognition they deserve and require for their safety. Building the visibility, credibility, and legitimacy of defenders is crucial in reducing the risks they face, and allowing them to continue their vital work.

In 18 minutes of moving testimonies and interviews, this film celebrates the courage and resilience of human rights defenders around the world, and highlights the importance of the support they receive from the international community.

Filmed by Helen Selka and edited by Manuel Valcarce.