Tired of conflicts, Gaza organises Human Rights Film Festival
Gaza City: Gaza has organised the second annual Human Rights Film Festival. Apparently, the idea is to let the Gaza residents experience a little cinematic escapism. Moreover, there are no functioning cinemas in the territory.
While the elite of Hollyood are participating in the Cannes Film Festival, this modest and distinctive event of Gaza is a break from everyday routine for the territory’s people, who continue to be under Israeli siege.
“People of all age-groups are attending the event. Tired of conflicts and embargoes, they were joyous to get a chance that doesn’t often come their way,” said Al Jazeera Media Network’s Mohammed Jamjoom, reporting from the festival.
- According to the organisers, the event is meant to let the people of Gaza celebrate peace.
- The slogan of the festival is in Arabic – ‘Badna Nitnafas’ – which means ‘we want to breathe air and we want to breathe freedom’.