Human Rights Film Network expands
The Human Rights Film Network is pleased to announce that four film festivals from different parts of the world have been welcomed as new members to the network.This was decided during the annual meeting in Amsterdam at the end of November. The Norwegian festival Human Rights Human Wrongs, the Western Sahara Film Festival, the Uruguayan festival Tenemos que Ver and the Flashpoint Human Rights Film Festival in India are the four new network members. These annual film festivals promote dialogue, respect and protection of human rights.The festival Human Rights Human Wrongs has been organised by the Human Rights House Oslo and the Oslo Documentary Cinema in the Norwegian capital since 2008, for visitors to gain a better understanding of the complex array of legal, political, social, and cultural issues involved in human rights and human wrongsThe film festival Tenemos que Ver, in Montevideo, Uruguay, was first held in 2012. The festival aims to show the best films related to social issues and human rights, to encourage debates and to promote human rights in Uruguay and beyond.The annual Western Sahara International Film Festival (FiSahara) takes place every year in the Sahrawi refugee camps in Southwestern Algeria. FiSahara's activities include film screenings, workshops, a camel race, concerts and numerous other cultural activities.The FLASHPOINT Human Rights Film Festival in Mumbai, India brings together Indian and international films that deal with human rights issues, from global concerns to indigenous issues.With these 4 new members, the Human Rights Film Network is expanding to 38 members from all continents. This strengthens the network’s capacity to promote the protection of human rights through the screening of high quality films all over the world.