Human rights at the Cairo International Film Festival

Sayed Mahmoud Hassan , Thursday 8 Dec 2011

Link-up between Jordan's Karama International Film Festival (6-10 December) and the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) will see a special section on human rights in the next round of CIFF

Amr Salama's Asmaa is among the participating films in this year's Karama International Film Festival

The director of Jordan’s Karama Human Rights Film Festival, Sawsan Darwaza, signed a contract for a special section on human rights films in the next edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), she said. Egyptian producer Sherif Mandour, the executive director of the CIFF, confirmed that a section on human rights will be included in the next round, relying on the experience of the Karama Festival.

Darwaza also announced that the Karama International Film Festival will be joining the Human Rights Film Network (HRFN) .

The Karama Human Rights Film Festival started in 2010 as the first human rights film festival in Jordan. It seeks to create a cross-cultural platform for performance artists, filmmakers and the general public to engage on issues relating to human rights, in particular the dignity of human beings, their sense of worth, belonging and spirit of common welfare in their communities and the wider national spectrum.

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