As International Human Rights Day on 10 December draws near, the European Union Monitoring Mission was proud to instigate a special Human Rights and Peace Award at the 10th edition of the Tbilisi Film Festival. A panel of international and Georgian representatives considered 10 films selected for this category by the Director of the Film Festival.
After a lively debate, the panel decided to award the first prize and therefore the “EUMM Human Rights and Peace Prize” to the Armenian Film Director Harutyun Khachatryan for his movie “Border”. The Deputy Head of the EUMM, General
The film is a strongly symbolic story touching upon topical issues such as the freedom of movement across borders and the right to life. It was chosen as it raised significant issues entwined with the principle of fundamental human rights. The EUMM will be showing this film on Human Rights Day to a group of law students from
The EUMM was honoured to be able to participate in the Tbilisi Film Festival, a successful cultural and artistic initiative. We hope that the key issue of human rights will be able to be featured in future such events.