Anti-Violence Int'l Film Festival 2019

Our first annual international human rights film festival is underway (May 12-16, 2019) in the region’s capital, Erbi. The festival theme is our own motto "Voice of the Voiceless". Our selection criteria are fictional films, documentaries, and short films about human rights abuses and violence against the underdog and victims of war and terror, especially minorities, women, children, and the elderly. AVIFF will also present a set of panel discussions with filmmakers and human rights activists. AVIFF will serve as a bridge between local filmmakers and the world film community and help introduce foreign filmmakers to the crisis particular to the region.

CLICK HERE for festival rules and guidelines.

Daughters of the Peacock Angel

A film project illuminating the plight of thousands of Yezidi women who were raped and tortured by ISIS, over 3000 remain in slavery in unknown locations. The goal is to raise International awareness, see the slaves freed, the mentally and physically injured restored, and the perpetrators of this horrific genocide brought to Justice and to prevent them from committing any future atrocities.

Children of the Sun     

A traveling festival with the aim to enlighten the World community about the Kurds, their art, their music, and their culture through film, documentary, and a Broadway-style musical. The purpose of this initiative is to introduce one of the world's oldest cultures in the heart of ancient Mesopotamia and the Zagros Highlands in Asia Minor, a region known as the "Cradle of Civilization".

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