Kotor’s edition of FAST FORWARD 2018 starts, while there are four premieres in Podgorica

The fourth day of FAST FORWARD Human Rights Film Festival 2018 brings four premieres of excellent film achievements to audience in Podgorica, while Kotor’s edition of Festival begins in Cinema ‘Boka’.

Today’s screening begins at 15:00h in the Dodest hall of CIC ‘Budo Tomovic’.

Film Special Blood by American director Natalie Metzger is on the programme at 15:00h. This is a documentary that follows five patients with a dramatic disease named hereditary angioedema (HAE) as they try to live normal lives while their bodies turn against them. Failed by a healthcare system that is largely ignorant of their existence, they learned to find strength in each other and their small, but strong community. After the screening, the CCE will, in cooperation with the HAE Montenegro, organise panel discussion in order to introduce the broader and the professional public in Montenegro with this disease.

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Berane’s edition of FAST FORWARD 2018 begins while there are four screening in Podgorica

Centre for Civic Education (CCE) will today, in the hall Dodest of the CIC ‘Budo Tomovic’, within the second day of FAST FORWARD Human Rights Film Festival 2018, screen four film achievements: The Dark Shadow of Green Energy by Dragan Gmizic, who is also Festival guestA Woman Capturedby Hungarian Director Bernadett Tuza-Ritter; The Waldheim Waltz by Austrian Director Ruth Beckermann and Transit by German director Christian Petzold.

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Fight for human dignity and universality of human rights requires consistency in advocating for principles

Podgorica, PR press service – Fight for human dignity and universality of human rights, which are too often being infringed, requires leaving the individual partialities, consistency in advocating for principles and strength of inner reconsideration, said the Executive Director of Centre for Civic Education (CCE), Daliborka Uljarevic.

At the occasion opening of FAST FORWARD Festival, she stated that this festival has become member of the Human Rights Film Festivals Network with headquarters in Amsterdam, which, as she clarified, gathers 41 human rights film festival from the entire world.

‘Watch and remember’ is this year’s moto. And how much have we been watching and remembering in protection of human freedoms, dignity and rights? It seems not sufficient. And we have to watch vigilantly and remember well, in order to be ready at all and capable for challenging and full-of-temptations human-rights fight’, emphasized Uljarevic in CIC ‘Budo Tomovic’.

According to her, modernisation does not render this fight easier at all, stating that today’s world is facing strengthening of the radical right, ‘populism which conquers easily with a story about jeopardized speciality of nation and shows animosity towards other and otherness’.

‘Therefore, the fight for human dignity and universality of human rights, which are too often being infringed, requires leaving the individual partialities, consistency in advocating for principles and strength of inner reconsideration. The films of this year’s selection urge us to it as well’, highlighted Uljarevic.

She assessed that Montenegro has achieved certain progress in legislative and institutional framework, but, as she stated, the practice remains concerning.

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FAST FORWARD 2018 – watch and remember!

Centre for Civic Education (CCE) will, from 10 to 14 December 2018, organise IX FAST FORWARD Human Rights Film Festival 2018, with the central programme in Podgorica in CIC ’Budo Tomovic’  from 10 to 14 December, and accompanying editions in Berane on 11 and 12 December in Centre for Culture and Gymnasium ’Panto Malisic’ and in Kotor from 13 to 14 December in Cinema ’Boka’.

’We would like to have left far behind and long ago the obstinate ghosts of fascism, slavery, poverty, exploitation, disease and war. Maybe we could have done so, but we did not. They are our present too, and our reality. This is what the films of the ninth selection of the FAST FORWARD 2018 Human Rights Film Festival are telling us, each in its own way. These films are not afraid: with courage and imagination they cut to the quick of social injustices, mock the powerful and dream aloud. Films that fight and in which people fightPaula Petricevic of the FAST FORWARD 2018 Festival’s team has stated in the introduction. Therefore, the moto of this year’s Festival is WATCH AND REMEMBER, and it brings 15 premieres to Montenegro.

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