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Human Rights Day

Under the auspices of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the 2019 Sarajevo Film Festival will organize its 11th consecutive Human Rights Day programme. The programme will include a screening on 19 August 2019 of Rehad Desai’s EVERYTHING MUST FALL. The screening at Multiplex Cinema City in Sarajevo will be followed by a panel discussion centered on the topic “The young shall inherit the world - an idea that does not want to be just a myth”. The discussion will be moderated by journalist and director Robert Zuber. 

The Sarajevo Film Festival’s Competition Program - Documentary Film is a showcase for documentaries inspired by various human rights issues, but with its special Human Rights Day, the Festival aims to further emphasize the importance of film as a powerful and significant media for the promotion of human rights. 

Each year, the films and topics are chosen for the Human Rights Day that inspire panel participants, the audience and the media to focus on and discuss the pressing problems faced by individuals and communities around the world. 


The Sarajevo Film Festival also presents in its’ final awards ceremony a special Human Rights Award. The award is given to the best film that deals with a human rights issue from the Competition Program – Documentary Film section of the festival.