Human rights films in 10 cities

Human rights films in 10 cities

ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Human rights films in 10 cities

This photo shows a scene from the film ‘The Pirogue,’ which will be shown at the festival that will continue in 10 Turkish cities between De 10 and 12.

The 2012 European Union Human Rights Film Days Festival, organized by the EU Delegation in collaboration with EU member states’ missions and cultural centers in Turkey, will run simultaneously in 10 provinces across Turkey between Dec. 10 and 12.

Film-lovers, students, human rights activists and everyone interested in EU and Turkish cinema are invited to join the screenings, which are open to the public and are free of charge, in Istanbul, Ankara, İzmir, Antalya, Kayseri, Eskişehir, Trabzon, Konya, Gaziantep and Diyarbakır.

The festival was organized to honor the EU’s success in being named the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize for its contribution to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe and around the world. The bloc will receive its award Dec. 10 in Oslo. The film event will feature 11 movies from 11 EU member states in three days of free public screenings.

The aim of the event is to share the best of EU cinema at the same time as raising awareness of, and challenging stereotypes on, issues as diverse as identity and tolerance, respect, dignity and dialogue between cultures.

Among the films to be shown in the event are as follows: “Lotte and the Moonstone Secret” (Estonia), “The Pirogue” (France), “Just the Wind” (Hungary), “Polluting Paradise” (Germany-Turkey), “La Havre” (Finland), “The Invisible Men,” (The Netherlands), “Islands” (Italy) and “Kuma” (Austria). For further information, see