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Karama Beirut 2021

In collaboration with the ANHAR network, the Karama Beirut organizers are preparing for the 5th edition of the festival at the Sunflower theatre in Beirut. The festival will be under the title: Occupy the Void.  The festival will take place starting the 23rd of September until the 26th of September 2021.  twenty features and short films have been submitted so far: From various countries like Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Qatar, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Germany, Canada, the Czech Republic, the United States, and others. 

The festival programs will also maintain intellectual forums and discussions to address the socio-political change within the sectarian Lebanese system with a deep focus on the youths’ role in this change. In addition, it will prepare for two Master Class training sessions. The writer Najib Nseir will present the first session under the title: Citizen’s Rights in Dramatic Writing, and the academic Najwa Kundakji will present the second session on Paths of Expressing the Revolution in Cinema. Both training sessions aim to encourage young filmmakers. 

The Karama Beirut team hopes to throw a physical festival for this edition. And they aim to be able to invite guests like the directors and artists participating with their works. A physical festival is achieved if Lebanon’s conditions do not deteriorate so that the festival can be held face to face. However, the Karama team will also organize a digital virtual festival across its platforms. 

Karama Beirut

Despite the difficulties and challenges in Lebanon, Karama Beirut plans to release its next edition under the theme “Occupy the Void” in late September of this year. This edition will be a mix of face-to-face and online screenings on the secure online platform of ANHAR Network Festivals.

Karama Beirut Human rights Film Festival 2019 – Talk to Her

961 Art Factory held the 4th edition of Karama Beirut Human Rights Film Festival (KBHRFF) under the theme “Talk to Her”, from 1-7 July 2019. The festival came in partnership with Ma3mal 612 Think Factory, Karama Human Rights Film Festival-Jordan, and in cooperation with the United Nations Information Center (UNIC) – Lebanon, and with the support of the UNHCR’s MENA regional office, as well as the embassy of Switzerland and the embassy of Czech Republic in Beirut.

The 4th edition of the festival shed light on gender equity, as in inherent human right, essential to the world peace, fluorescence, and sustainability. KBHRFF took place at Metropolis Cinema Sofil in Ashrafiyeh, Beirut and screened 22 films of all genres and all lengths, 7 of which are curated from ANHAR film package.