Ciné Droit Libre is a film festival committed to the cause of human rights and freedom of expression. Ciné Droit Libre’s goal is to provide a platform for filmmakers and journalists around the world, especially for those whose works (films on human rights and freedom of the press) are censored or have broadcast difficulties.
The festival focuses particularly on Africa. Ciné Droit Libre’s credos are the following:
- One film, one theme, one discussion
- An independence in selecting and programming films
- Freedom to distribute films that are censored, committed, controversial
By screening and distributing committed films, Ciné Droit Libre seeks to encourage active commitment in order to make the world more just. Africa is a continent where human rights are often violated, where people anonymously, suffer and die in the silence of the passivity of others. Ciné Droit Libre aims to activate all stakeholders (political, media professionals and human rights, citizens victims, perpetrators, etc.). Other Ciné Droit Libre festivals take place in Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal.
Other Ciné Droit Libre Festivals in the region:
- from 12 to 15 September 2018, Ciné Droit Libre in Dakar (5th edition);
- from 8 to 15 December 2018, Ciné Droit Libre in Ouagadougou (14th edition);
- and from February 13 to 16, 2019, Ciné Droit Libre in Bamako (3rd edition).