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Activist represents Aafia Siddiqui in US human rights film festival

Karachi: Noted human rights activist and member of board of directors The Aafia Foundation, USA, El?Hajj Mauri’ Saalakhan represented Dr Aafia Siddiqui in a human film festival held in Atlanta, Georgia to highlight the issue of political prisoners.

As per details, the three-day first annual human rights film festival was held at Morehouse College Atlanta from October 10-12, at the Shirley A. Massey Executive Conference Center. The inaugural festival honored Spike Lee’s lifetime achievement in film and offered a platform to other independent filmmakers whose work promotes cultural understanding and exposes the injustices of the world, said a release of Aafia Movement Pakistan here Monday.

The Human Rights Film Festival also featured documentaries and short films submitted for judging—works that stimulate discussions about immigration, race, politics, health care, law enforcement, and the judicial system. In addition to seeing new films, festival attendees attended workshops conducted by masters in screenwriting, editing, directing, and producing. More than 1,000 people visited the festival.

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