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Bahman Ghobadi to Participate in the First International Human Rights Film Festival in the
Arab Region

KurdishCinema.com - 28 April  2008

"Turtles Can Fly" will be screened
at the Bahrain Human Rights
International Film Festival on
2, 2008
. The opening day of the
festival will be
April 30th and will
run until May 4th
. Bahman
Ghobadi will be attending and
participating in the festival. At the
moment he is in Baghdad
preparing for his upcoming

This year the festival will be
honoring Mahatma Ghandi in
order to promote his principles
and philosophy in the Middle East. According to the BHRIFF website (www.bhriff.com), the
festival is "a not-for-profit cultural event dedicated to introduce and promote films related to
human rights in the region. It is a unique opportunity to celebrate the cinema related to human
rights and offer a link between the international filmmakers, directors and producers…"

The Ministry of Social Development and the Bahrain Society for Public Freedom and Support for
Democracy are organizing the first international human rights film festival to be hosted in an
Arab country. It was organized in order to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights. Organizers believe that this festival is a big accomplishment for
the furthering of human rights in the region. The celebration also coincides with Labor Day and
the International Day for Press Freedom. "Turtles Can Fly," "Paradise Now," "Iraq in Fragments"
and "It's a Free World" are among the 20 films to be screened at the festival.

In other news, Bahman Ghobadi
was invited to participate as part of
the Official Jury for the Festroia
International Film Festival.
Unfortunately, Ghobadi was forced
to turn down the offer because he is
busy preparing for his upcoming
film, which he will begin shooting in
the fall. The Festroia Festival will r
un from June 6 – 15 in Setubal,

Kurdish director Bahman Ghobadi

For more information about BHRIFF please visit www.bhriff.com