The opening of the third Pacific Human Rights Film Festival will take place on Saturday 4 November 2023. From 2:00 to 6:00 pm (Fiji time) at The University of the South Pacific (USP)'s ICT Japan Pacific Multimedia Theatre in Suva, Fiji with the film: Oceans Apart: Greed, Betrayal and Pacific Island Rugby. More info about the official opening here.
The third Pacific Human Rights Film Festival, launched by SPC in 2021 and running yearly with associated partners and sponsors, has been one of Fiji's most successful film festivals in recent years. This year, it is set to expand further still.
This year's festival will take place from 4 November to 9 December. It features free film screenings, Q&As and extended talanoa sessions on various subjects related to human rights. Screenings will take place at the University of the South Pacific (USP)'s ICT Japan Pacific Multimedia Theatre in Suva, Fiji – with selected films screened across the Pacific region on USP campuses.
This year, we look at human rights issues as they relate to: Pacific and Fijian rugby; the Pacific and Fijian creative sector; cultural issues around motherhood and infertility; climate threat; refugeeism; gender-based violence; LGBTQI+ and MVP FAFF; HIV and AIDS awareness; free speech; Pacific intergenerational trauma and the power of arts and especially filmmaking to break these cycles.
The consistent themes are women's and child's rights, emphasising postcolonial and indigenous identity, voices and stories.
We also celebrate along with UNOHCHR 75 Years since the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
If you would like to know more, please email the organisers at: [email protected]
Saturday 2nd December 2pm-5pm
HIV and AIDS
Karine Gatellier, Information, Communications and Visibility Officer, Human Rights and Social Development Division, Pacific Community (SPC) |Email: [email protected]
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