Human Rights Festival Returns in Tirana
Albanian Daily News
Published September 15, 2017
The 12th edition of International Human Rights Film Festival in Albania, which this year will focus on populism and radicalism, will kick off next week. The festival comes as an initiative by the Marubi Film and Multimedia Academy, while it operates by highlighting sensitive issues of humanity, such as the human rights cinema. The festival's jury selected a total of 39 high quality works among 3000 applications presented. These movies, with rich and cutting-edge topics, will be screened for one week as part of this festival.
"Like always even in this year's edition will include a large number of movies from different parts of the world that give us the opportunity to discover the ways or dynamics of what we call violence, terror or violation of human rights. These issues become more apparent in this kind of festival as you have a wider picture in global level," said the festival's director Kujtim Çashku.
Movie directors and recognized human rights activists from around the world who will be able to present their films and become part of the discussion have been invited to attend this edition of the festival.
The festival will last from September 18-23 and will be held at the Marubi Academy, the Central State Film Archive, and other places in Tirana.