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Red Carpet Festival Gaza joins HRFN

We are pleased to announce that as of 2017 the Red Carpet Human Rights Film Festival in Gaza, Palestine, has joined the Human Rights Film Network.

Since 2015, the festival presents short and long feature films, documentaries and animation films, that shed light on local and global humanitarian issues.

Amid the rubble of Gaza City's Shijaiyah district, an area that was heavily bombarded during the 2014 summer's war between Israeli forces and Hamas militants in the crammed enclave, the organisers roll out a 60 meters long red carpet. "The people of Shijaiyah still don't have homes until today, and this festival is a message to everyone to think of them as human beings,"said Khalil al-Mozayen, festival director. "I want the festival to send a message to the whole world that people of Gaza deserve life — that they love life and seek peace."

We welcome the organisers to the network and hope that network membership contributes to the success of their 3rd edition in May 2017.