Betty – Human Rights Tattoo documentary
A powerful portrait of Ibtissame Betty Lachgar; a radical atheist, feminist and activist. She is probably one of the most hated women in Morocco, because of her outspoken ideas and actions. The film ‘Betty, letter 4049: F’ premiered in the LocHal in Tilburg in the attendance of Betty herself. History is being written again. One letter at a time. Since 2012 Human Rights Tattoo sparks social change through the power of art, traveling around the world to tattoo the complete Universal Declaration of Human Rights onto the skins of 6.773 human beings. Individuals forming a unique collective, universally spread across countries and continents and covering all layers of our global society. From CEOs to residents of slums and from human rights lawyers to LGBT-activists. If you are a human being, you have what it takes to become part of the Human Rights Tattoo movement. Everybody gets one letter. Everybody has their own unique story. And everybody is connected by bringing to life the complete and groundbreaking text from 1948. Being the largest, most profound living work of art to date, Human Rights Tattoo aims to give the Declaration a universal voice on a human level and daily basis. And what better way to achieve this goal than by leaving a lasting impression on the human skin? Every tattoo is a conversation starter. An inky invitation to talk, creating worldwide awareness for and underline the importance of human rights through art and activism. We’re not asking our tattooed community to raise their voices in one place at the same time. It’s all their voices, conversations and stories that can be heard every single day across the world combined, that have the power to amplify this message. With almost 3.500 letters already written on our human canvas, Human Rights Tattoo is an ever growing movement. A collective of people making the world a better place by making their world a better place. People creating a larger narrative that brings depth and adds names and faces to the idea of human rights. But the movement is much more than a group of people united in ink. It’s a positive virus spreading around the globe. A powerful message equipped to infect as many people as possible. The Human Rights Tattoo movement shows the world a glimpse of what we can become as a universal people. It tells stories of freedom and equality. Connects and unites people by the mere fact that they are human beings daring to raise their voices for human rights. Sounds big right? It kinda is. But it’s also kind of small. For us it all comes down to people sharing something important, making a difference and trying to get one simple message heard: human rights matter. Nothing more. Nothing less. A small letter for man, a giant symbol for mankind.