30 Oct 2013

Human Rights Film Festival to open in Bougainville

4:33 pm on 30 October 2013

The organiser of the Papua New Guinea Human Rights Film Festival in Bougainville hope the event, starting on Friday, will help focus attention on the rights of individuals.

The festival, which has played in Buka in the past, will this year be taken to five villages for the first time.

They are Kokopau, Ieta, Hutjena, Gogohe and Arawa where the movie will be shown at the new library, the Haus Stori.

One of the organisers, Barbara Tanne, says there will be a discussion on issues raised following the documentaries.

She says they hope people will leave with a better understanding of human rights.

"The rights of everyone and we are trying to get the viewers to really see and understand the rights of individuals."

Barbara Tanne