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World premiere of documentary film on the UN
21 January 2009 / 02:50

[Dateline: New York  |  Author: UNOP/DPI]

UN Secretary-General BAN Ki-moon | Credit: UNOP/DPIThe United Nations Department of Public Information in conjunction with the United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP), and the generous support of the Permanent Missions of France and Switzerland to the United Nations, are pleased to announce the world premiere of Romuald Sciora’s documentary film Planet UN

The screening will take place at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 21 January 2009 in the Dag Hammarskjöld Library Auditorium at UN Headquarters. 

Planet UN , is a documentary focusing on the United Nations at the beginning of the 21st century as it confronts the enormous challenges of the future.  In addition to numerous academia, international personalities and diplomats, this film will feature interviews with a number of senior UN Officials, including Secretary-General BAN Ki-moon. Through three major themes – peacekeeping, development and human rights – the whole UN System is highlighted.

Documentary film The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Jean-Marie Colombani, former Editor of Le Monde, Lewis Lapham, Editor of Lapham’s Quarterly, John R. MacArthur, Publisher of Harper’s Magazine, and Anne-Cécile Robert, Deputy Editor-in-chief of Le Monde diplomatique.

This film will be accompanied by a new book, co-published by Le Monde diplomatique and with the support of Harper’s Magazine.  

In 2006, Romuald Sciora directed the TV series At the Glass Building, four films in which the former Secretaries-General recount the first sixty years of the United Nations.

Mr. Scoria has directed approximately ten political documentary films.  He is also the author of a book on the Middle East and two plays. He taught realistic cinema for a year at the prestigious Saint Joseph University in Beirut. Together with Estelle Moser, he is the founder and director of the NGO, United Media.  In 2011, he will lead the first World Intellectual Forum which is tentatively scheduled at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

UNOP If you wish to attend the screening, please RSVP to:

Should you have any questions, please contact Lucie Hrbkova, Chief of Office, United Nations Office for Partnerships at