On the occasion of Human Rights Day on 10 Dec 2019, and to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Bonavero Institute is delighted to launch a short film based on Eleanor Roosevelt titled 'How Eleanor Roosevelt Won the Battle for Human Rights' by Suzy Shepherd.

Suzy Shepherd's film tells the story of Eleanor Roosevelt and her relentless fight for human rights around the time of the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Roosevelt is remembered as a champion of the codification of one of the key international human rights instruments at the United Nations. She oversaw the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948. This film charts her involvement in the drafting and includes commentary from her biographer, Allida Black. It also includes extracts from an address given by Hillary Rodham Clinton who unveiled the statue of Eleanor Roosevelt at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, Mansfield College, Oxford in 2018. ​

You can also view the trailer for the film here