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Shungu Namutitima Human Rights Zambia Film Festival

"Illuminating Rights Through Cinematic Brilliance"

Livingstone, Zambia - August 5, 2023

The Shungu Namutitima Human Rights Film Festival is set to make its grand debut on August 5th, 2023, promising a captivating blend of cinema and cultural performances. Hosted at the enchanting Old Farm House in Livingstone, Zambia, the festival will be a momentous occasion for all those passionate about human rights and the power of storytelling through film.

Ms. Musola C. Kaseketi, the festival founder and director, exudes excitement as she shares her thoughts, "We are thrilled to bring the Shungu Namutitima Human Rights Film Festival to Livingstone. This festival holds immense significance as it not only showcases exceptional films but also offers a space for meaningful dialogue and engagement around human rights issues that impact our society."

The festival sets its sights on creating an atmosphere of unity, understanding, and empathy, using the art of cinema to explore the diverse aspects of human rights. Featuring an array of films from both local and international filmmakers, the event seeks to inspire thought and reflection on crucial societal issues.

The festival launch will be a night to remember, boasting performances by the esteemed Missionary and cultural ensemble. The captivating display of culture and artistry will add an extra layer of richness to the event, celebrating Zambia's heritage and its commitment to human rights values.

To ensure accessibility for all, tickets for the festival launch are available at an affordable price of K250. The organizers believe that making the event inclusive will create a diverse and vibrant audience, fostering a sense of community and shared purpose.

Expressing her excitement about the upcoming festival, Ms. Musola C. Kaseketi, the festival director and founder, remarked, "We are thrilled to bring the Shungu Namutitima Human Rights Film Festival to Livingstone. This event will be a gathering of diverse voices, including the youth, community leaders, and religious figures, all joining together for a common cause."

The festival boasts an impressive lineup of thought-provoking films that delve into pressing issues surrounding human rights. Two films that hold immense significance will be screened during the event:

  1. "Teen-age Pregnancy & Child Marriage" under the theme "Girls Should Be Girls and Not Mothers": This film aims to raise awareness about the critical issues of teenage pregnancy and child marriage, shedding light on the impact these practices have on young girls' lives.

  2. "Gender-Based Violence and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Harassment" under the theme "Students with and without Disabilities Talk About Issues That Matter": This film focuses on the voices of students, both with and without disabilities, as they address the pressing issue of gender-based violence and the urgent need for prevention and support.

The screenings will take place at the David Livingstone Memorial Presbyterian Church, providing an ideal space for meaningful dialogue and engagement around human rights topics that profoundly impact society.

Not just a film festival, Shungu Namutitima aims to create a platform for collective action, driving social change and advocating for human rights at all levels. The festival invites individuals from all walks of life to come together, fostering an atmosphere of unity, compassion, and determination.

Tickets for this inspiring event are available at a nominal price of K250, granting you access to the vibrant and empowering atmosphere of the festival. Dress to impress in your finest African smart casual attire and get ready to be part of this transformative celebration.

Come be a part of the Shungu Namutitima Human Rights Film Festival and join the movement to ignite change, empower voices, and create a brighter future for all. Together, we can make a difference.

For those eager to be part of this momentous occasion, obtaining tickets is easy. Interested attendees can visit us in person or contact us through our provided contact details to secure their place at the festival. Early reservations are recommended, as seating is limited.

The Shungu Namutitima Human Rights Film Festival represents a powerful union of cinema and human rights advocacy. By using the medium of film, the event aims to ignite conversations, encourage introspection, and inspire positive change in society.

With the launch date fast approaching, anticipation is building among festival-goers, eager to be part of this celebration of human rights and creativity. Save the date - August 5th, 2023, for an unforgettable evening that blends the magic of cinema and the beauty of Zambian culture.

For media inquiries or ticket reservations for the Shungu Namutitima Human Rights Film Festival, please contact: Mr. Davies Kaluba, Festival Coordinator Email: or Phone: +260 97 7810220 or visit our website @

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