An Oscar-nominated film about child soldiers in Africa has been showcased at this year's Human Rights Watch Film Festival in London.
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If you're reading this expecting to hear praises about the jewelry in Abu Dhabi, the wonder that is Burj Khalifa in Dubai, or the beauty of Arabian horses, you'll be disappointed. I'm all about cinema from, in and about this region and my personal gems were collected during the Gulf Film Festival, which was held in Dubai's Festival City from April 10th to the 17th. Read on...
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A HUMAN rights watch group in Bahrain has accused Formula One of "ignoring rights abuses" as protests to the grand prix intensify.
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(Reuters) - Cynthia Brown, who played a key role for Human Rights Watch for almost two decades, has died after a battle with cancer, the global advocacy group said. She was 60 years old. Brown, who joined the organization in 1982 as a researcher and became program director in 1993, died Sunday in New York City, Human Rights Watch said on its website. "She was principled and...
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Activist Cynthia Brown, one of the guiding forces at the international advocacy group Human Rights Watch, has died at age 60 after fighting cancer. Brown started with Human Rights Watch as a researcher in 1982, focusing on the Americas.
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A couple of years ago, on a springtime visit to the Emirates, I read an article in a local newspaper about Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami's master classes in occasion of the Gulf Film Festival. The legendary filmmaker armed his students with the theme of "loneliness" and set them free in the golden city of light: Dubai. Hailing from as far and wide as Saudi Arabia,...
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AUGUSTA – Treat yourself to an hour of pure joy. On Wednesday, May 1st, the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine will host the Sprout Film Festival, a program of short films by and about people with developmental disabilities at 11 AM and 6:30 PM at the Michael Klahr ...
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There have been quite a few momentous changes at the Doha Film Institute in the past twelve months, including a switch in management, an allegiance dissolved and a clear trend to return to its well-intentioned roots -- helping to build on a cinematic culture in the Arab world and throughout the Gulf. But perhaps the most important step is what was just announced by DFI on...
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As a daughter of divorce, I'm painfully aware of how kids can be made pawns in the games their parents play. But what if out of that pain we managed to created another game of our own, this time as adults, recreating our parent's life? This concept is exactly what made Karim Goury's documentary The Man Inside a wonderfully important and personal film, one that I walked away...
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Cynthia Brown, who died of cancer in New York on 12 May at the age of 60, was one of the guiding forces of the international advocacy group Human Rights Watch. She started with Human Rights Watch as a researcher in 1982, focusing on the Americas. In 1990, she went to Chile for two years for the organisation and in 1993 she became its first programme director, overseeing...
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