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.