Imphal: The International Federation of film societies (IFFS) has expressed its concern and solidarity with all members of the Kabul Film Society as well as the entire film and arts community, and citizens in general.
In a press statement, the Executive Committee of IFFS said “it is deeply troubled by the news from Afghanistan, It was impossible not to preview the recent developments in the present situation in Afghanistan. Once again a dark age befalls a society, but especially on women and artists that keep us concerned for the future in the region”.
The Executive Committee of the IFFS, hopes for the respect of Human Rights in Afghanistan, as the only possible outcome for the security of every citizen, social development and stability. The international community must stand and has to continue efforts for the respect of human rights, particularly the safety of women and children, and the right of free expression, free-thinking, and free creation.
The statement from the IFFS stresses its support to the freedom of education, creativity, arts, and artists, the Human and Civil Rights. Freedom in general, that is presently under major threat in Afghanistan, but not forgetting the several threats to our values and rights that are being in place in the World right now.
Culture and Education are the only hope for the safety and stability in the country and the region, as in everywhere in the world.
It further stated that the international civil society has an important role raising awareness and demanding the national governments and international organizations immediate action to shelter the refugees and safeguarding the values of Freedom, Democracy, and Human Rights.