Active Vista International Human Rights Festival

The Active Vista International Human Rights Festival is an annual event that celebrates rights, freedoms, and dignity held on the Martial Law Anniversary commemoration week in the Philippines. Active Vista brings attention to stories of human struggles through a plethora of films, exhibits, performances, forums, and events aimed to engage the public in discourses and conversations on important social issues, and to develop a critical citizenry that supports initiatives for the promotion of human rights and democracy.

Despite the current context of the pandemic and the worsening human rights situation in the Philippines, the festival perseveres to pursue its mission by holding its 8th edition online this September 19-27 on virtual screening platforms, on social media, in meeting rooms, and in spaces where communities gather to foster deepened connections, cultivate creative action, and nurture transformative ideas to make meaningful change happen.