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Film festival “Human Dignity, Equality, Justice” to open in Minsk on 1 December

Society 16.11.2018 | 17:51

MINSK, 16 November (BelTA) – The film festival “Human Dignity, Equality, Justice” will open in Minsk on 1 December, BelTA learnt from the organizers.

The ten-day festival, which will be based at the Pioner cinema house, will feature ten feature films from Armenia, Brazil, the UK, Germany, Israel, Iran, Italy, France and the United States. Each film will talk about the importance of a human personality and respect for it. The festival will open with the famous movie Dallas Buyers Club by Jean-Marc Vallee starring Matthew McConaughey and Leto. Then the audience will see such movies - winners of international film festivals or nomianted for prestigious awards - as Xingu, Track 143, Gett. Children's prorgam will feature At Eye Level and Custody.

“For more than ten years, our festival has been trying to give answers to the questions that the present day raises. 2018 marks 70 years of historic document - the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The rights to life, freedom from fear and poverty, health and education aresacred. Thanks to such concepts as equality, justice and dignity, we prevent violence and maintain peace in the world,” said Viktor Radivinovsky, the organizer on the part of the UN Office in Belarus.

The film festival traditionally opens on 1 December - World AIDS Day. “We try to draw attention of the Belarusian audience to the significance of universal human rights and their universal value and to show the importance of cooperation, understanding and mutual respect in society. Our screenings are always popular and do not leave people indifferent, which means the festival is doing its job,” Viktor Radivinovsky added.

The festival will be held in Minsk for the 11th time with the support of the United Nations Office in the Republic of Belarus and the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Belarus.

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