The fifth consecutive edition of The Red-Carpet Human Rights Film Festival was held over the course of 6 days, from the 4th till the 10th of December in different Cultural Centers, universities, institutes and colleges in Gaza, Jerusalem, Ramallah, the West Bank and Bethlehem. The decentralized Festival was in collaboration with the A.M. Qattan Foundation, The Palestinian Ministry of Culture, The Sakakini Cultural Center, Yabous Cultural Center, New Scene and The Gaza Association for Culture and Arts.
The festival’s team was able to obtain approval from the Palestinian authorities of the Gaza Strip to rehabilitate and reopen Amer Cinema, which has been abandoned for decades up until December 2019. Under the theme of “I am Human”, 43 films were screened from different origin countries and genres; the program included documentaries, fictions, shorts and animations. The opening film was entitled “GAZA” by Gary Keane and Adrew McConnell.
The Palestinian question is a fundamental one for the ANHAR network, Karama Human Rights Film Festival and Ma3mal 612 Think Factory. The Red Carpet HRFF is in partnership with Karama HRFF Jordan and a member of the ANHAR network.
5 years ago, In 2015, a red carpet was laid amongst the rubble of the destroyed Al-Shoja’eya neighborhood, east of Gaza City. The Red Carpet Human Rights Film Festival is based on delivering messages to the world through the soft power of cinema, creating a fertile environment for Palestinians who are eager for freedom and dignity