Karama Palestine – Red Carpet Festival – Gaza

The preparatory committee for the “Red Carpet Film Festival for Human Rights – Karama Palestine” in Gaza has announced the launch of the festival in its sixth edition, which will be held by the end of September, 2022 under the slogan “Together”.

The director of the festival Khalil Al-Muzain confirmed that the festival will focus through its films and activities on the challenges facing human rights issues at the local and international levels, and call for mobilizing efforts and talents to defend the rights of the Palestinian people, and highlight the Israeli violations of the civil and political rights.

The festival’s deputy director, Abdul Rahman Hussein, said that the festival sheds light through films on human rights issues in general and on the conditions of these rights during the emergency period, in the Palestinian territories in particular. He noted that the registration time for films is still open to participate in the sixth edition of the festival through the festival’s official website and platform Film Freeway.

It is noted that the festival was held in its first edition in 2015 in the Shejaiya neighborhood, east of Gaza City, where a red carpet was spread among the ruins of houses destroyed by the Israeli aggression in 2014. In 2017, the festival became a founding member of the Arab Network for Human Rights Film Festivals – ANHAR.

Joint event screening of the film “One more jump” by director Emmanuel Gerosa

The Cinema Club of the French Cultural Institute – Gaza, in cooperation with Anhar Network and the Red Carpet Human Rights Film Festival – Karama Palestine, organized a screening of the film “One more jump” by director Emmanuel Gerosa, on July 7, 2022, at the headquarters of the French Cultural Center in Gaza. About 70 people attended this activity from the local community, and it is the second time in establishing such a joint event between the institute, the festival and Anhar Network. “One more jump” is a documentary that tells the story of Abdullah – the founder of Gaza’s Parkour team, who was invited to Europe, but decided not to return to Gaza. Meanwhile, his friend and teammate Jihad still lives in the Gaza Strip and trains the youngest members of the team: only sports can sustain their hopes alive. He also dreams of leaving Palestine. It is the story of the dreamy youth and its painful struggle between ambition, reality and adherence to the homeland, as it raises a question that is difficult to answer: Can you ever be free if you must leave everything you love behind?

The screening was followed by a discussion with the film’s director, Emmanuel Gerosa on line, about the director’s journey through pre-production till shooting phase, the international film’s successes, as well as the impact of the film on the European audience. (the perception of European audience)

Red Carpet-Karama Palestine

The next edition of Red Carpet Festival – Karama Palestine will be held from 12th till 17th of May 2022, through an open call through the Film Free Way platform. The festival will be in (corporation) with the French Institute in Gaza and Ramallah.. During the five days of the festival, screenings of short films will be projected at the French Institute and small cinema clubs and NGOs in Gaza and Ramallah. In addition, there will be a master class on how to create short films focusing on human rights issues. The workshops, screenings and outreach program will be mounted in closed assemblies and not in the open air, in order to avoid security harassment and to abide by the restricted budget of this edition.

Gaza film

The Irish film “Gaza” will be shown in a joint event

“On days we eat nothing but salt”,,,,,,,,

Andrew McConnell and Gary Kane went on a trip to Gaza to show the other side of daily life of suffering and determination of the people of Gaza to build their lives away from what we see daily on television and news bulletins.

The Irish film “Gaza” will be screened, to shed light on the daily suffering of the people of Gaza, in cooperation between the “Red Carpet” Human Rights Film Festival – Karama Palestine and the “Cine – Club of the French institute in Gaza with Karama Human Rights Film Festival – Jordan.

The film will be screened at the French institute in Gaza City on: Wednesday, 4-8-2021 at 5:00 pm. On the same day, also, at the same time it will be screened at the creative HUB of Al-Ma3mal 612, in Amman – Jabal Al-Lweibdeh. The screening will be followed by a joint discussion between audiences in Gaza and Amman via direct zoom.

And for our audience in the Arab region, “Gaza” film will be screened on ANHAR dedicated online platform for 2 days, starting at 10:00 am on Friday 6/8/2021 until 10:00 am Sunday 8/8/2021.

Make sure join us and to book your seat here:

This screening is in solidarity with our people in Palestine, and part of the joint events program of “ANHAR” – the Arab Network for Human Rights Films and organized by Ma3mal 612 and Karama HRFF – Jordan Festival and “The Identity and the City” project.

Human rights news: Gaza – Palestine

Following the settlers’ attempts to seize the homes of Palestinians in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, and the Zionist occupation forces’ storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Palestinian resistance factions in Gaza responded by firing rockets. The heavily armed Zionist occupation forces, which is considered one of the five most powerful armies in the world, launched devastating bombings destroying many residential buildings and unarmed Palestinian civilians. This Zionist bombardment and counter-bombing continued for ten days, killing 243 people in Gaza, including 66 children, and wounding more than 1900 Palestinians. On the part of the settlers, 12 people were killed and hundreds were wounded.

Human rights organizations around the world responded condemning the Zionist racist settlement and supporting the struggle of the Palestinian people in the face of the Zionist war machine and genocide. Some of the responses are:

  • Human Rights Watch announced: that the abuses of the occupation require that he be tried for crimes of apartheid.
  • The BDS Jordan Association announced that it will establish a strategic plan in its work.
  • BDS USA: It won a decision from the Georgia state courts not to consider its activities unconstitutional and thus allowing it to hold marches and vigils against the practices of the occupation and to call for a boycott of its goods.
  • The “Blacklivesmatter” association announced its support for the rights of the Palestinian people, stressing its commitment to work to end all forms of colonial settlement, and that it is committed to calling for the liberation of Palestine.
  • In addition to many Western politicians who openly expressed their opinion:
  • And many artistic personalities, especially in Hollywood:
  • And many Arab artists, such as the artist Faya Younan:

Red Carpet Human Rights Film Festival – Karama Gaza – film submissions

Red Carpet Human Rights Film Festival – Karama Gaza is now receiving film submissions for its 4th edition which will take place in Gaza from 23rd of November – 29th of November 2018.
Submit your film now on this link .