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Chesnok Human Rights Documentary Film Festival

Tiraspol (Moldova)

CHESNOK is the first human rights documentary film festival in Transnistria, founded in 2016. It’s a traveling festival, the program of which is shown in several cities of Transnistria and in the capital of Moldova – Chisinau. The program consists of full- and short-length documentaries on human rights issue, which organizers select among the film-participants and prize-winners for the last few years of various international festivals. The most frequent themes of films of our program are women’s and children rights, conflicts and their consequences, post-conflict society, rights of minorities, people with disabilities. The festival also organizes a special program for adolescents, summer screenings and workshops for local documentalists. The main goal of the CHESNOK is engaging a large audience of Transnistrian region with relevant films about human rights, as well as creating a platform for discussing contemporary problems of the world in the context of human rights and social issues.