Our world seems to be in crisis. Across numerous countries, a fierce battle for independence is being fought, fueled by economic and political motives. But how does a country gain independence? And what constitutes a country anyway? Moderator Farid Tabarki will explore this topic with, amongst others, filmmaker Ineke Smits who will take us to Abkhazia with clips from her work-in-progress titled How Sosruko Stole Fire from the Giant. Marieke de Hoon, who is an international lawyer for the Public International Law and Policy Group, will elaborate on the legal issues of conflicts such as these.

Wed 31 Jan, 19:00-21:00, Hilton Rotterdam, free admission (in Dutch)