Beirut, 13 July 2018 (United Nations Information Centre in Beirut) – The “Karama Beirut Human Rights Film Festival” third edition kicks off at 7 PM on 17 July 2018, at Metropolis, Empire Sofil cinemas. The festival, organized by NGO “Art Factory 961” under the theme “Free the Word,” is held this year in cooperation with the United Nations Information Centre in Beirut (UNIC Beirut), and the embassies of Switzerland, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands in Lebanon.
The festival runs from 17 to 20 July 2018 at Metropolis Empire Sofil, and features 16 films from Lebanon, the Arab World, Europe, America, and Asia, including seven long documentaries, four short documentaries and five short feature films, followed by a panel discussion and Q&As. The programme (attached) also includes a forum which addresses freedom of expression in Lebanon.
Karama Beirut Human Rights Film Festival (KBHRFF) is a film event that contributes, among other well-established and renowned human rights film festivals in the world, to spreading a cinema that denounces racism, hate discourse, discrimination and injustice. The 3rd edition aims to support free expression that is liberated from traditional official models, as well as remind the public that censorship and exploitation of artistic work stands in the way of practicing our human rights, the same rights that our countries have agreed to protect. It recalls our duty to preserve the positive spirit of creativity and to avoid the specter of repression.