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Human Rights Film FestivalMain Events 2018, Film
11/15/2018 - 11/23/2018

This is the 15th edition of the Barcelona Human Rights Film Festival, which aims to be a non-commercial bridge between cinema and the defence of human rights; the organisers want to make audiences think, raise awareness, denounce injustices, reflect on humanity's social and cultural diversity, and search for a sustainable human race – unsurprisingly, these objectives have led the festival to become one of the world's most important events on this subject.

It screens over 100 films related to the theme of human rights, many of which are premieres, divided into different sections including full-, half- and short-length, fiction and documentaries.

Parallel activities include workshops, masterclasses in universities, and sessions in penitentiary centres. Subject matter at last year's festival included the cases of 16 people who disappeared under the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile, a short about female genital mutilation in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia, and a documentary about the 'honour' killings of women in Palestine and other Arab societies.

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