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Nepal Human Rights Intl Film Festival happening in Jawalakhel

In Picture: A still from the film A Girl in the River which was screened on the first day of the film festival.

Kathmandu, June 12, 2016: The fourth iteration of the Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival is currently taking place at the Staff College Jawalakhel, Lalitpur.

Jointly organised by the Human Rights Film Center (HRFC) and the Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival (NHRIFF) organising committee, the festival was inaugurated by Anup Raj Sharma, President of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). The festival opened with the screening of Academy Award winning Pakistani film A Girl in the River, directed by Sharmeed Obaid-Chinoy; the film is about how a Pakistani girl becomes a rare survivor of the the country’s harsh judicial system after being sentenced to death for falling in love.

The festival—a three-day fair, which features filmmakers, human rights activists and academicians from Nepal and overseas—will see the screening of a total of 32 films representing 13 countries. The film festival will also feature competitive sections, in which the competing films will be adjudicated by a panel of juries, representing Israel, Bangladesh and Nepal.

The second day of the festival saw the screening of 18 films from Bangladesh, Nepal, USA, India, Australia, and Turkey, among others. The film festival is scheduled to close on June 12, with seven screenings on the last day.