An exhibition with a current theme is the interactive exhibition 'Free2choose'.

Exhibition Free2choose

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Free2choose is an interactive film exhibition and an educational programme on conflicting human rights.

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Free2choose

Free2choose was designed to encourage people to think about the crucial importance of human rights. These rights, enshrined in constitutions and declarations of human rights, are key pillars of every democratic society. But no right is absolute. What happens to these rights if the protection of democracy is at stake? And what happens when these fundamental rights come into conflict with each other?

Films

Short films show up-to-date examples from around the world of how human rights can come into conflict with each other or with the democratic rule of law. At the end of each film a question is asked that the museum visitors can vote on. The visitors then see the results of the votes: first the collective opinion of the people present in the room, then the cumulative opinion of all the visitors who have answered this question at Free2choose.

Votes

It is interesting to see how people have voted, but the result in itself is less important. It is much more important that the participants in Free2choose think about the arguments that mean they are for or against a particular statement. And it is just as important that after seeing the films visitors understand that no right is unlimited.

In six languages

The films are shown on four screens and have subtitles in six languages.

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I visited the free2choice exhibit in January, 2010 and have been thinking about it ever since. It would be amazing to have this resource translated into English. I would use it in my classes in teaching Indigenous Studies in Canada. If you decide to produce an English version, please let me know!

Lynne Davis, Peterborough, Ontario - Canada - 12 Mar 2014

Is there any chance the "Free to Choose" video could be made available in English. It is a fantastic educational experience.

jack segal, 67 - traverse city, michigan - United States - 1 Apr 2013

Just got back from Amsterdam. One of the most interesting experiences there was the free2choose installaton at the Anne Frank Museum. It was a very interesting and moving reminder that all the intolerance and conflict is still highly present in our society. Being asked to think and give an opinion after going through such an intense experience is the best way to engage people in assuming responsibility for the holocaust not happening again.

CAMILO, 33 - LONDON - United Kingdom - 18 Jun 2012

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