We believe that I Know Where I’m Going
, is an exceptional document, a portrait of a thoughtful, courageous and complex man filmed at a critical time in one of the world’s most complex and dangerous terrains. We are hopeful that I Know Where I’m Going
will transcend the institutional film genre by touching viewers beyond the North American law and policy circles it aimed to reach when first conceived.
The content and structure of the movie did not change much after Mr. Saleh’s untimely death, but the project has certainly taken a different dimension since. As anticipated, I Know Where I’m Going
will be a tool to explain the ICRC, but it will also, and perhaps more importantly, be a lasting tribute to the memory of a committed humanitarian.
The film will be shown to North American law and policy audiences and accompanied by operational briefings. It will, as initially planned, be published on Intercross
, the blog of the ICRC in North America, and other ICRC platforms. I Know Where I’m Going
has been shown to Mr. Saleh’s family, friends and colleagues in Yemen and will be used as an operational communication tool by the ICRC in that country and elsewhere.
, the blog of the ICRC in Washington D.C., is a place for news, multimedia and commentary on armed conflict, humanitarian action and international humanitarian law. It is edited by Simon Schorno, the ICRC Spokesman in North America. A documentary filmmaker by training, he directed I Know Where I’m Going.
The ICRC, established in 1863, works worldwide to provide humanitarian help for people affected by conflict and armed violence and to promote the laws that protect victims of war. An independent and neutral organization, its mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949.
Based in Geneva, Switzerland, it employs some 12,000 people in 80 countries; it is financed mainly by voluntary donations from governments and from national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies.