Ciné Droit Libre is a film festival dedicated to human rights and the freedom of expression. The festival was initiated by the Association Semfilms in June 2005 and is held every year between June and July in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Over the years, Cine droit libre has become a true space of expression, a tribune for the defence of human rights. The creed of the festival, ‘a film, a theme, a debate’, is the window opened to debates on human rights and freedom of speech.  This festival is a platform for filmmakers and journalists from all around the world whose work is censored or poorly distributed. The promotion of this kind of work is especially important for African filmmakers whose involvement in the area of human rights and freedom of expression is remarkable but little understood.

AuthorCato Litangen