Erato Cinema Festival for human rights films has kick-started under the slogan "I am a human being" at Al-Mahari theater.
The cinematic event was launched Sunday under the supervision of the Libyan General Cultural Authority in line with the Human Rights Day.
Local, Arab and European films - about 75 - are to be competing for awards at the festival that will last for five days, during which the panel of judges (five Libyans and two foreigners) will watch and decide the winners.
Over 90 Libyan municipalities and local authorities have issued a joint declaration calling for unity, sovereignty and decentralization in Libya, explaining that this step would be a means to end the conflict and save the country.
The declaration was issued on December 08 following a three-day meeting in Tunisia for the mayors of almost every municipality and local authority in Libya, a press release by the organizers of the meeting says.
The magnificent city of Leptis Magna is one of the most sought tourist destinations in Libya. It is also the most spectacular and unspoiled Roman ruins in the world, with its imposing public monuments, harbour, amphitheatre, market-place, storehouses, shops and residential districts. Leptis Magna, also known as Lebda, Lubdah, Lebdah or Labdah, is located in Al-Khmos city, about 125 km east of the capital Tripoli. Leptis Magna appears to have been founded by a group of local Berbers and Phoenicians sometime around 1000 BC.
Libya ended their last Group A match of Cecafa Challenge Cup with a 1-0 victory over Zanzibar on Monday.
Zakaria Al-Haraish scored the lone goal in the 24th minute of the first half.
The result now leaves the Mediterranean Knights with six points, waiting for Kenya’s match against Tanzania.
Kenya needs just a win to book a place in the semi-finals together with group leader Zanzibar.
Tanzania and Rwanda are already out of the tournament.