By Nihal Zaroug.
Tripoli, 31 October:
The National Awareness Movement (NAM) has organised a four-day film festival at Tripoli’s Radisson Blu hotel, . . .[restrict]starting on 1 November. The festival is centred on the concept of human rights and the films to be displayed illustrate the hardships endured when human rights violations occur.
The event itself is an awareness and educational campaign on human rights and the misery brought on by abuse.
The selection of international films portray protagonists as they struggle with poverty, loss of dignity, inequality, political repression and cultural constraints, all of which affect their ability to live free from fear and want.
Debates and panel discussions will be held between film viewings and have been themed to reflect Libya’s current experience, such as Building Democracy in the aftermath of Dictatorship and Women’s role in Peace in Reconciliation.
Special morning sessions dedicated to children will be held on the first and third day. These sessions will introduce the young audience to children’s rights.
The festival is sponsored by Amnesty International’s Movies that Matter Foundation. Tickets will be sold on location for one dinar, a small price for an innovative initiative.
For further details on film viewings see Programme. [/restrict]