Human Rights Film Focus Nepal is a campaign dedicated to advancing the cause of human rights in Nepal and around the world. We are committed to providing a platform for the dissimination of human rights education and advocacy. Our main focus is featuring film as powerful learning tool and a catalyst for social change. During the course of our project, there will be many opportunities for engagement, dialogue, participation, and advocacy regarding some of the most important issues facing Nepal today. We invite you to join us in our efforts to strengthen human rights awareness in Nepal.
The idea for a human rights awareness campaign using human rights films was born in 2003, in the middle of the Maoist insurgency. Now that the war has ended, but with the fragility of the current human rights situation and the democratic process still in jeopardy, we feel that the country can be served by bringing human rights education programs, especially film, to the people of Nepal.
At June 14, 2011, a successful three month run of the Nepal International Human Rights Film Festival 2011 was concluded with a private screening of The Sari Soldiers. Due to the broader scope the project has taken in 2012, and also because of the existence of a human rights film festival with a similar name, the project has been renamed to Human Rights Film Focus Nepal (HRFFN).
The HRFFN team consists of a group of Nepalese and international human rights activists and film lovers dedicated to raising human rights awareness through the power of film.