HIFA Highlights Human Rights Through Film, Music

Harare International Festival of Arts (HIFA) in association with Netherlands Embassy will from tomorrow to Saturday host a film and live music tour in Harare and Chitungwiza to mark 2018 International Human Rights Day commemorations and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The tour which will see the screening of “A Goat for a Vote” comedy and live performances by Winky D, Jah Signal, Killer T and Freeman among others, seeks to raise awareness on issues around human rights.

“Besides being a general expression and celebration of the best elements of humanity, art is a form of a lingua franca through which matters of social importance can be expressed.This makes the activities in the forthcoming ‘Human Rights Week’ both a celebration of humanity and an encouragement towards conversation pertaining to the promotion of that humanity through human rights,” said HIFA Executive Director Maria Wilson.

Addressing journalists at the official launch of Human Rights Week running under the theme “The Right Stuff,” Winky D one of the performing artists said he feels honored that his music is being used as a vehicle to raise awareness on human rights issues.

“I feel honored to have my music being used as vehicle to human rights awareness. To all those who will attend, as usual, it’s going to be fireworks,” said the Gombwe hit-maker.

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