Active Vista Human Rights Festival: Marrying art and advocacy

Active Vista Human Rights Festival: Marrying art and advocacy

We help them develop human rights lens in filmmaking,” said Leni Velasco, Active Vista executive director, of the kind of three-day film workshop the group had organized.

The workshop series (which ended on Dec. 9) is part of the sixth edition of the Active Vista Human Rights Festival, which will run until today.

“It is not the usual workshop where technical skills are taught—we already have other workshops to do that,” Velasco pointed out. “Of course, there’s the usual lesson on story development, but rather than impose on them what is supposed to be the message, what we teach them is how to look at a film through the human rights lens. This is marrying art and advocacy.

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