Human Rights Film Festival opens today
The fourth Human Rights Film Festival opens today in Port Moresby at 5pm at the Moresby Arts Theatre and will run for four days, ending on October 20.
UN resident co-ordinator David McLaclan-Karr, EU head of delegation Martin Dihm, Oxfam country director Louise Ewington and a yet to be announced representative from the PNG government will preside over the opening ceremony.
The festival will focus of a different human rights theme through international and national films, which will be followed by a discussion with the audience led by a panel of experts.
Themes scheduled to be showcased this year are:
- Asylum seekers;
- Gender and identity;
- HIV/AIDS and LGBT rights;
- Housing rights;
- Sorcery, and;
- The death penalty.
This year’s festival will also be the biggest to date with showings to be held Port Moresby, Goroka (October 28 – 29) and five locations in Autonomous Region of Bougainville.
The festival is open to the public with free admission for students and children under 18 while K1 is charged for adults.