Human Rights Film Festival is Opened
On 30th April 2009, the second session of the Bahrain International
Human Rights Film Festival was opened under the patronage of King
Hamad bin Esa Al Khalifa. with the occasion was attended by the
President of the International Films Network for Human Rights. The
Network will officially announce that Bahrain has joined its network.
Twenty film directors and international actors participated in the
festival to propagate human rights culture by deriving human rights
values from the visual arts. The festival Manager said that some
civil society organizations still adopt traditional tools to spread
human rights culture, but in recent years some have resorted to
the cinema and visual mediums as a means of propagating human rights.
This was in order to affirm the leading role of NGOs in establishing
civilized channels of communication.