Syrian short feature film “On the Roof of Damascus” by director Mohannad Kalthoum is participating in the official competition of the 2nd Erato Human Rights Film Festival 2018.
The Festival, organized by Erato Organization for Culture, Media and Arts under the title “Cinema for All”, started activities on Sunday at the Libyan capital of Tripoli and it will last till Dec. 27th.
A local competition for short films (drama, documentary, animation) will be held within the Festival with the participation of six films, in addition to holding an international competition for short films (drama, documentary, animation) in which 38 films from 16 states are competing on three gold awards and a silver and a bronze awards.
“On the Roof of Damascus” film narrates the story of a generation living a virtual life as they are unable to achieve their dreams in the real life which became worse because of the war on Syria, yet they announce, at the same time, that they want to keep living despite all types of death and they are searching for love though it seems impossible.
Several workshops and symposiums on short films industry concerning human rights will be also held in framework of the Festival.
The Festival is the first of its kind in the history of Libya in which many international and Arab stars and movie makers are participating, according to its Director Anwar Qarqoum.