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First inclusive film festival on child rights unveiled in Croatia

© UNICEF Croatia / 2011
Children attend a workshop on “It’s about ability” to promote social inclusion in schools and society.

RIJEKA, Croatia, 2 December 2011 - For the first time in Croatia, visually and hearing-impaired children enjoyed screenings of more than 30 movies mostly produced for and by kids during a recent UNICEF-supported Child Rights Film Festival “Cinequity”.

The Third Children’s Rights Festival is a joint project of The City of Rijeka, UNICEF, the Croatian Film Association, Ombudsperson for Children and the Blitz Cinestar cinema company.

This year’s festival is also supported by Art-cinema Croatia in Rijeka. The biggest share of services, including hotel accommodation, equipment for screenings for visually impaired persons and others were donated to the festival by companies and individuals.

Launched in 2009 on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by UNICEF Croatia in 2009, the festival has been grown bigger in scale and audience numbers.

Photos from the event on the UNICEF Croatia facebook page

 

 
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