Wednesday, August 19, 2009

15th Sarajevo Film Festival News

I was going to wait until tomorrow to post about this fest as is when they will announce the award winners, but today I found an article that I know that many of the LGBT readers of this blog would like to read.

The article besides telling about the fest Tribute to Jia Zhang-ke (a director I simply love) and the Celebration of Wouter Barendrecht also tells about the first-of-its-kind (for Sarajevo) panel entitled “Gays in Long Shot and Close-up: Adding Insult to Injury”. A panel inspired by the controversy and violence that erupted after Organization Q attempted to hold the firs Sarajevo Queer Film Festival in September 2008.

To read the complete article please go here. This article is a reminder about how lucky some countries are when freely allowing (some) human rights while others still remain in the Dark Ages.

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