The theatre organisation ASHTAR is organising the first human rights film festival in the occupied Palestinian territory. With 40 film screenings, 12 debates and various music concerts and theatre events, the festival advocates for human rights all across the West Bank and in the Gaza Strip. The organisers assume that around 5,000 visitors - especially youth - will participate in the festival, which is scheduled to take place from 14 - 19 January 2014. This new festival is organised in close cooperation with the Karama Human Rights Film Festival in Jordan, which started in 2010 with support from Movies that Matter.
This project is supported by Movies that Matter. Movies that Matter supports human rights film screenings worldwide. More information on the Movies that Matter Support Programme can be found at www.moviesthatmatter.nl/international.