This was our anniversary year!

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50 years Horyzon 1969-2019

Horyzon was founded in 1969. 50 years later - we celebrated our 50th anniversary as an independent foundation.

We invited people from all over Switzerland to thematic film evenings and showed the social drama "Matar a Jesús" from the Horyzon project country Colombia. Using the lives of two young people in the city of Medellín, the film showed how violence permeates the whole society and how difficult the living conditions for young people in Colombia are. After the flim we had exciting rounds of talks with experts, those directly affected and the audience.

We started the anniversary in Geneva together with our companions of the first hour. Together we looked back on the past 50 years and revived stories from 50 years of Horyzon.

Review of the jubilee event Geneva


On Saturday 15 June 2019 we celebrated our 50th anniversary at the Horyzon office in Olten. It was a very successful occasion and we were able to welcome numerous guests.
More than 50 people found their way to the beautiful Flörli for the main event in Horyzon's anniversary year.

Review anniversary event Olten

We also celebrated our anniversary in Zurich, Bern and St. Gallen together with the CEVI regional associations and showed the film "Matar a Jesús". In Zurich we were even able to welcome co-producer Maja Zimmermann as a guest.

Review of the Zurich anniversary event

Review anniversary event Bern

Martin Restelli from Horyzon had the opportunity to interview Laura Mora Ortega, the director of the film in Colombia. Laura told us how the movie history came about and how she sees the situation of young people in Colombia.

Interview with Laura Mora

Thanks a lot!

It was a great anniversary year and we would like to thank all those who contributed and supported us and the numerous guests we welcomed in Geneva, Olten, Zurich, Bern and St. Gallen.