Film festival opens

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The National, Thursday October 17th, 2013

 THE fourth annual Papua New Guinea human rights film festival will entertain in Port Moresby for four days at the Moresby Arts Theatre. 

The festival will open at 5pm today with United Nations resident coordinator David McLachlan-Karr, European Union head of delegation Martin Dihm, Oxfam country director Louise Ewington and a representative from the government speaking.  

Each day the festival will focus on different human rights themes through international and PNG films, which will be followed by a panel discussion with the audience led by experts.

Themes to be showcased this year are: asylum seekers, gender and identity, health, HIV, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights, housing rights, sorcery, and the death penalty. 

This year will see the biggest festival to date, travelling from Port Moresby to the University of Goroka on Oct 28-29 and Bougainville from Nov 1-3.

The festival is an annual event that promotes respect, protection and fulfillment of human rights  through the screening of films.  

It aims to encourage more people in PNG to know, demand and defend human rights for all. The event is open to the public, with free admission for students and children under 18 years, and adults K1.