International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024)
This Decade, for which the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) was designated as the lead agency, aims to strengthen actions and measures to ensure the full realization of the economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights of people of African descent, and their full and equal participation in society.
Under the theme "Recognition, Justice and Development”, the Decade provides an operational framework to encourage States to eradicate social injustices inherited from history and to fight against racism, prejudice and racial discrimination to which people of African descent are still subjected.
Since the early 1950s, African filmmakers have tried to offer an African vision of the history and culture of their continent, challenging the colonial narratives on African heritage and creativity. Musicians, writers, visual artists, dancers, playwrights, actors, etc. participated also in this struggle for dignity and freedom. At the Cannes Film Festival this year, the Pan African Federation of Filmmakers (FEPACI) presented the African Film Heritage Project (AFHP) from 19 to 21 May.
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