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Iraq, hip-hop and gay jihad: the 9th Human Rights International Film Festival

By Anthony Levin  

A Jihad For Love: "human rights" films are not all doom and gloom

A Jihad For Love: "human rights" films are not all doom and gloom A Jihad For Love: “human rights” films are not all doom and gloom.

Ten days and nights of human rights films doesn’t sound like casual entertainment. It sounds like work, and chastening work at that. But the 9th Human Rights Nights International Film Festival, which runs until 5th April in picturesque Bologna, combines cinema with arts and music to create an uplifting atmosphere, despite the often harrowing topics explored.

The theme of this year’s festival is “in-difference”—a kind of…

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