Art, culture, human rights

Human rights issues are the theme of a seven-day festival organized by the cultural organization Open Horizons in collaboration with the Foundation of the Hellenic World. The third in a series, this particular festival examines how art and culture can help to advance equal rights and conquer cultural biases. It also focuses on minority or underprivileged social groups. The festival, which is to take place on the premises of the Foundation of the Hellenic World, includes a broad range of events from visual arts exhibitions, music, theater and dance performances to cinema screenings (short films and documentaries on issues of social discrimination and art therapy) and a symposium. The festival is held under the auspices of several institutions, among them: the Greek ministries of culture and of health, UNESCO, UNICEF, the European Commission and the International Organization for Immigration. The festival began yesterday and will run to December 10, to coincide with International Human Rights Day. Entrance is free. Open from 6 to 10 p.m. and 4 p.m. to midnight on the day of movie screenings. Info: Call Open Horizons (210.884.6038) or the Foundation of the Hellenic World (254 Pireos, Tavros, 210.483.5300).