Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Docudays.UA

Docudays.UA was founded in 2003. It is the only international Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Ukraine.

Its organizers are UHHRU and the civic organization “The Centre for Modern Information Technology and the Visual Arts”, and since autumn 2007 also the Kherson Regional Charity and Health Fund and the Kherson City Association of Journalists “Pivden”.

The aim of the Docudays.UA Festival — via cinema, to draw Ukrainian public attention to problems confronted by the man on the street, to promote the development of open dialogue on human rights and affirmation of human dignity as the highest value.

Docudays.UA structure: competition viewings of documentary films; retrospective films from famous documentary film producers; information and thematic programmes, seminars, roundtables, discussions, conferences, master classes run by masters of documentary film, an international master studio of documentary

film. During the Festival there will be facilities for individual viewing of the films on video or DVD.

Docudays.UA Competitions. The main competitions at the Festival are professional and human rights-focused. Each competition has a prize fund. Those invited to be on the panel of judges include stars of documentary film, well-known human rights defenders and journalists.

Travelling Human Rights Documentary Film Festival

Docudays UA.

Traditionally, from October to December the International Docudays.UA Festival hits the road travelling around the regions of the country.

All information about the Anti-Award “Thistle of the Year” in Ukrainian is at: http://helsinki.org.ua/index.php?id=1182176267

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