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Vieques Film and Human Rights Festival kicks off in Puerto Rico

by | Dec 8, 2022 | Civic and Community Engagement, Puerto Rico | 0 comments

The Vieques Film and Human Rights Festival is returning with a new edition from December 8 to 11. The festival held on Isla Nena is featuring screenings outside, hosting family activities, and includes workshops and meetings for filmmakers. 

This year the exhibition is featuring works that address urgent societal issues. Climate justice will be discussed greatly because it is a global problem that Caribbean communities are facing. Many things have evolved this year for the festival not just societal issues, for the 2022 3rd edition of the Vieques Film and Human Rights Festival there will be award categories, these categories include: Best Fiction Feature Film, Best Fiction Short Film, Best Student Film, and many more. Submissions for featured works included international artists. This year’s festival is sure to be something very special. 

A tool for communication and community empowerment, the Vieques film and human rights festival aims to bring educational and cultural opportunities to their community. The Vieques film and human rights festival is a non-profit organization that strives to present amazing productions that cover social problems related to human rights providing perspectives from multiple viewpoints. 

This year the festival is raising funds for projection equipment, which will allow them to continue their services around the community. The equipment will be used to project films in places open to the public like plazas, schools, etc. Because the island does not have a cinema they emphasize making it available to the whole community, a place where all are welcome. Ultimately the festival seeks to impact society through educational and artistic activities, as well as constructive debates. 

The Vieques Film and Human Rights Festival is an educational tool, that promotes and defends human rights while aiming to improve community cohesion. The positive impacts of this non-profit are virtually endless.

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Sophia Motl

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Sophia Motl grew up in Minneapolis Minnesota. She is currently a high school student, who is preparing to major in international politics when she goes to college. Sophia is passionate about policy, political affairs, and much more. Throughout Sophia's short career in writing, she has earned various awards and continues to pursue other opportunities. She is a Civic & Community Engagement Intern Correspondent at Pasquines.

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