handbook for emergent human rights film festivals
The worldwide Human Rights Film Network, comprised of around 40 festivals, presents the second edition of Setting Up a Human Rights Film Festival, an inspiring guide for film festival organisers from all over the world. It is a practical handbook focusing on the needs of festivals in the developing world, where democratic systems are still emergent or non-existent, where press freedom is at stake and where film has become a key tool for social change. Along with its first edition, published in 2009, this is the only existing handbook that addresses the specific needs of human rights film festivals.
A number of chapters can already be accessed, free of charge, through www.humanrightsfilmnetwork.org.
The completed manual will be launched in early 2015 as an open access resource.
For more information, and to pre-order the book, check the Human Rights Film Network website.
The book is a coproduction by One World in Prague, FiSahara in Algeria and Movies that Matter.