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DITSHWANELO 11th ANNUAL HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL 2011

24-31 MARCH 2011 MARU A PULA SCHOOL

DITSHWANELO – The Botswana Centre for Human Rights is pleased to announce its 11th Annual Human Rights Film Festival. This year it will be held from 24-31 March 2011. All films will be screened at The Audio-Visual (AV) Centre at Maru a Pula School. All films are free for students.

The Film Festival is aimed at contributing to the development of a human rights culture in Botswana. We believe that knowledge of ones’ rights and responsibilities is an essential ingredient for the attainment of a sustainable ‘educated, informed, moral and tolerant Nation’ by 2016. The Festival will be officially opened by Minister Batsu, Minister of Defence, Justice and Security on Thursday 24 March 2011 at The AV Centre, Maru a Pula School at 6.30 p.m.

The themes covered in the films this year include human trafficking, apartheid South Africa, Hip-Hop and Culture, Indigenous and Minority Peoples, Genocide in Rwanda, Democracy in Senegal, Youth and HIV and AIDS and Globalisation. There will be special films for youth on Saturday 26 March at 3 p.m., Monday 28 March at 7.00 p.m. and Wednesday 30 March at 7.00 p.m. These films are co-hosted by Magosi, The Kast Foundation and YOHO. Lively discussions will be held with the co-hosts after the screening of these films.

David Forbes, the Director of The Cradock Four, a film about apartheid South Africa, will be at the screening on Friday 25 March 2011. The co-host is Maru a Pula School. David Forbes will participate in the informative discussion after the screening of the film.

Tickets cost P25 for the afternoon session and for the evening session. Tickets are on sale at Riverwalk Mall and at the AV Centre just before the films are screened. The proceeds of the ticket sales will go towards the work of DITSHWANELO. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors – Maru a Pula School, The British High Commission, The Embassy of France, The US Embassy, Riverwalk Mall, Yarona FM, coretalk, YOHO, Magosi, The Kast Foundation, Flemming Asset Management Botswana, Shell Oil Botswana, The Centre for San Studies (University of Botswana), The Department of Sociology (University of Botswana), The Botswana Network of Trafficking in Persons (BONATIP), The film directors and friends of DITSHWANELO.

 

22 March 2011

Gaborone

 

 

 

 

For more information please contact: DITSHWANELO – The Botswana Centre for Human Rights. Tel: 00 267 3906998/ 3973742. Fax: 00 267 390778. Cell: 00 267 71309468. Website: www.ditshwanelo.org.bw

 
 

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