Annual International Festival WATCH DOCS 2012 is one of the largest and oldest European documentary film festivals devoted to human rights. Human Rights in Film will start in Warsaw on Thursday, December 8.
Human rights are one of the most relevant topics. Every year around the world are held hundreds of festivals devoted to human rights. However, the annual Polish Film Festival WATCH DOCS is the oldest and largest festival of documentary films, representing annually up to 100 unique films about topical human rights themes.
During its existence WATCH DOCS Festival, which is annually held in Poland, became one of the largest in Europe and has earned a reputation as one of the best festivals of documentary films about human rights. Today the Polish documentary film festival WATCH DOCS is supported by the most respected world cinema and human rights organizations, including the Open Society Institute (New York), the European Commission, the Polish Film Institute, the Polish Foundation for Civic Initiative, the EEA Financial Mechanism and Norwegian Financial Mechanism, Warsaw Municipal Office of Culture, Embassy of the Netherlands, the French Embassy, the Canadian Embassy, the German Embassy, the British Embassy, the Embassy of Switzerland, as well as the Embassy of Norway and Finland.
According to the program director of the WATCH DOCS 2012 Festival Konrad Wirkowski, Poland has experienced a long period of restrictions on freedom of speech and human rights violations. That’s why Poland pays special attention to the problems of other peoples, whose liberty is suffering from dictatorship. The Documentary Film Festival WATCH DOCS 2012 program will include works of renowned documentary filmmakers and a series of seminars and trainings on human rights.
WATCH DOCS 2012 Festival will take place in Warsaw from 8 to 18 December at:
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