November 2020 marks two significant anniversaries - 75 years since the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials and 70 years since the signing of the
European Convention on Human Rights.
A commemorative project by members of the family of David Maxwell Fyfe. Find about more about us here.
We need your support to complete 'The Human's In The Telling.'
Find out more about our project below...
'to have a new vision of the future, it has always first been necessary to have a new vision of the past' (Theodore Zeldin)
Ours is a family story, that tells of the journey of our great grandfather, David Maxwell Fyfe, from Nuremberg to Strasbourg. His noted cross-examinations of leading Nazis at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials, led directly to his involvement in the creation of the European Convention on Human Rights, protecting rights and freedoms after the horrors committed during the Second World War.
It centres on a song cycle, Dreams of Peace & Freedom, where we tell his story in his own words, and through original song settings of words that inspired him.
The Humans in the Telling explores our discovery of his life and work, inspiring people not to forget the stories of the past, but to learn its lessons to shape the future.
DIFFERENT WAYS TO DISCOVER OUR STORY
The Humans In The Telling is a story sharing our family tale to encourage others to share theirs.
There are many ways to tell a story and we are working on a film, a podcast and a book to reach out to as many people, in as many media as possible, leading up to the 75th anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials and 70th of The European Convention in 2020.
We have shot a FILM - Told through the lens of history, it immerses you in our story, uncovering layers of letters, archive and the 7 places that made Maxwell Fyfe who he was.
Watch our film proposal here.
People with busy lives can hear our story through a RECORDING and PODCAST.
Listen to a taster here.
We have interested publishers in a BOOK that gives a deeper insight into our story, delving into history and giving a personal account of our telling of it.
Read more about the book here.
We need your support to finish our film, book and podcast, to tell our story for future generations
so that they can relive the past and own their history.
All those who give us their support will be kept up to date with our progress and will have early access to our book, film, podcast and recording. We will also let you know in good time about the 2020 commemorative performances.
Helena Kennedy said that in relation to human rights 'the human is in the asking.'
But we believe the human is in the telling.
Find out more about the project at our website - www.thehumansinthetelling.org
Discover who we are at - http://www.thehumansinthetelling.org/about
Follow our journey on Twitter @OfficialTHINT