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UN Human Rights celebrates minorities and human rights film festival with residents of Al-Zubair neighbourhood of Basra

Al-Zubair, Basra, 30 April 2019 - 90 women and 40 men from the African descent Iraqi community, and the Sabean, Sunni and Shi’a communities, including police officers, human rights activists, civil society organizations members, artists and youth joined UN Human Rights to celebrate the minorities and human rights film festival in al-Zubair.

Participants viewed films on human rights concerns including early marriage, the rights of minorities, violence against women and girls, the right to an identity, and the impact of corruption on the enjoyment of human rights including the right to life.

The films, made by Iraqis, sparked a vivid discussion on enforced disappearances, children`s rights, racial discrimination, the right to work, peaceful co-existence of communities, and difficulties encountered by women in everyday life. The most popular films, according to the audience, were `Give Me My Chance` and `Cinderella` (joint winners), with `Colors` and `Black Lens` receiving almost as many votes.

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