February 2, 2023

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Launch of the 13th edition of the Ciné droit libre on Abidjan

Posted by APA on 11/18/2021 at 4:18 pm

The 13th edition of Ciné droit libre Abidjan opens Wednesday evening at the Goethe Institute in the Ivory Economic Capital under the theme “What Future for Our Children”; And International Children’s Day, which ends on Saturday.

The festival, which will be held in Abidjan from November 17 to 20, 2021, aims to promote human rights through cinema and resurrection through film screenings, followed by discussions and a conscience for a more honest and sincere visit.

The Ciné droit libre site was created in 2005 in Burkina Faso. The event has been organized since 2008 by the Association Cine Affiliate, in close collaboration with the Goethe Institute, a longtime partner in C டிte d’Ivoire.

Under the patronage of the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in C டிte d’Ivoire, Mrs. Yevd Soraya Dawood, the 13th edition of this film festival on human rights and freedom of expression focuses on the protection of children.

Since 2012, C டிte d’Ivoire has been implementing the Free Number National Child Protection Policy to condemn acts that violate the rights of the child. The line receives more than 3,000 calls a year condemning child rights abuses.

At the event, a master class on the techniques of documentary writing on emotional matters, a group on the struggle against child labor in cocoa cultivation is planned.

Representative of the Dutch Ambassador to C டிte d’Ivoire, Mr. Zachary Thonon declared, “Protected child is an insured adult.” According to him, respect for human rights contributes to security, while its violation is evidence of instability.

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For his part, the founder of Ciné droit libre in Ouagadougou, Mr. Abdoulaye Diallo noted that the structure of the festival is to create a safe living environment for children to leave the world suitable for them to live in.

A film titled Massoud was screened during the opening ceremony in the presence of the German Ambassador in Côte d’Ivoire. Masood, a young tour guide, joins a terrorist gang.

In Sahel he meets a young journalist investigating a growing militant Islamism.

The unjust mob that attacks the local people revolts and makes them accept the radical demands of the jihadists.

When one of his friends is shot during a curfew order, he falls into the camp of radical Islamists. Emmanuel Mbede, the director of the film Abidjan for Cine Droid Libre 2021, wanted to focus on the rule of law through this window.