Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Human Rights Media Trust

The Human Rights Media Trust was founded in June 2004. The aims and objectives of The Human Rights Media Trust have been constituted to utilize the capital and income from the assets of the trust without necessarily contemplation of any profits as such, for the benefit of the trust, its benefactors and entities as the trustees, in their sole and absolute discretion, may think fit and proper to receive such donations.

In particular, the trust will focus on the creation of feature films and documentaries relating to human rights issues as well as film festivals relating to human rights issues.

The trust will assist in the education, training and development of suitable previously disadvantaged individuals desirous of working in the film media industry.


Joan Legalamitwa is a festival director in the North West Province and she was previously a Director of Encounters Documentary Film Festival.

Terry Bell is senior political journalist who writes on Africa for numerous publications.

Helen Fernand is a Human Rights Lawyer based in Cape Town.

Rehad Desai is a film producer and director and has extensive experience in the industry. He is the chairperson of the South African Screen Federation (SASFED).

Zivia Desai Keiper works in the film industry as a producer and festival director.

Michael Dixon is an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa and Administrator of Estates.

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