Human Rights Film Festival banned in Diyarbakır

Diyarbakır Governorate has banned the “Which Human Rights Film Festival” organized by Documentarist, scheduled to kick off today.

The 9th edition of the “Which Human Rights Film Festival” organized by Documentarist as part of Human Rights Week was scheduled to kick off in the mainly Kurdish city Diyarbakır (Amed) today. The festival supported by Human Rights Association (IHD) was set to take place at Amed City Theater on 15-16-17 December.

Policemen notified the Human Rights Association that the films planned to be screened in the festival have been banned, without putting forward any justification.

The films planned to be screened are: Radio Kobanê, Elif, Taste of Cement, Geographies, Stone, Return, Gift, Turkey at the Edge of the Abyss, Sorry for I Drowned, Meryem (Mary), KHK (Statutory Decree) of a City.

As many as 40 films in various themes are displayed in the festival that is organized by Documentarist in Istanbul, Diyarbakır and Van. Besides the movies on rights violations and struggles from around the world, the festival also hosts interviews and forums on various current issues.