Tuesday, November 13, 2012

3rd PNG Human Rights Film Festival opens in Port Moresby tomorrow!

Starting this week, the PNG Human Rights Film Festival will run for five days from Wednesday, 14 November until Sunday, 18 November 2012 at the University of Papua New Guinea Main Lecture Theatre.
 Each day of the Port Moresby festival will focus on a different Human Rights theme where international and PNG films will be screened followed by a panel discussion:

  • Wednesday: Violence Against Women
  • Thursday: Discrimination and sexual health
  • Friday: Business, Environment and Human Rights
  • Saturday: Refugees, asylum seekers, and people smuggling
  • Sunday: Ending impunity for Torture and Inhuman treatment.

There will also be two official launches at the Port Moresby festival:

  • The Crying Meri photo exhibition on domestic violence in PNG will be officially opened on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 at 11.30am by photographer Vlad Slokin and will be on display throughout the event.
  • The Komuniti Tok Piksa series of films on HIV and AIDS in PNG will be officially launched on Thursday, 15 November 2012 at 5.00pm.

The Port Moresby event will open from 10am to 7pm every day and is open to the public. Entrance for adults is K1 and children under 18 years old enter for free. Human Rights information stalls, exhibits and cultural performances will be set up in the UPNG Forum area and Buk Bilong Pikinini will organise children’s activities. 

Following Port Moresby the festival will also travel to Buka (24-26 November) and Goroka (30 November – 1 December). For full information and programmes visit www.hrff.org.pg and www.facebook.com/pnghrff.

The 2012 PNG Human Rights Film Festival is sponsored by: OHCHR, The European Union, Airlines PNG, Pacific MMI, Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Oxfam, UNDP, WHO, The Voice Inc., British High Commission, The University of Goroka, The Human Rights Film Network, UNWOMEN, National Fisheries Association, and City Pharmacy Limited.

All media are encouraged to attend the various sessions and events at the festival. For further information, comment or interview please contact Lisa Smyth lisa.smyth@one.un.org, 321 2877 or Alithia Barampataz alithiamb@gmail.com, 7155 9980.

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