About us

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Toni Navarro, Festival Director.

He studied photography and audiovisuals at the Center of Image and Multimedia Technology of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and is a member of the International Federation of Journalists and affiliated to the journalists’ union. He works as a filmmaker, activist and defender of human rights and democratic development. He has worked in Nepal, India, Turkey, Palestine, Israel, Jordan, Colombia, Greece, in Kurdish territory and with the native people embera chamí. He made the documentary “Comuna 13, face or cross”. In a neighborhood of Medellín with one of the highest violence rates of deaths by firearms of Latin America. It has been in conflicts like the nepalí civil war, where it directed “The Revolution of the pencil” (The Kalam Revolution). He created a photography and film workshop at the Saharawi refugee camp, whose experiences resulted in a book and a documentary with the title “Saharawi, the view in the exile”. Other works include: “About freedom”: Spain, short documentary on historical memory; “The children who did not understand the war”, report on the Turkish border with Syria on the Syrian refugees; And Facing the wall, a report on the Kurdish people. Since 2011 he works as director of the Film and Human Rights Festival of Barcelona, ​​which he has built up with a lot of effort and work. Performing this position has been invited as a jury to multiple film festivals, conducted film and cultural management workshops in various countries, participated in commissions of violation of human rights, organized round tables and interviewed international figures such as Julian Assange , Uri Davis, Madeleine Ress, Amy Goodman, Jamila Raqib and Javier Sicilia.

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José Prieto. Head of production.

He has a degree in English Philology (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) and holds a Master’s Degree in Audiovisual Translation (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona), as well as a Diploma in Photography and Digital Image (Dublin National College of Art and Design) and another in Advanced Project Management (Dublin Business School). Also a filmmaker, his first documentary “At the Other Side of Technology” (co-directed with the architect Leonardo Llamas), an intimate portrait of the inhabitants of Agbogbloshie (Ghana), one of the largest electronic waste dumps in the world, is now in the Circuit of festivals of social and environmental themes, being recently winner of the Best Short Film Award at the Patagonia Eco Film Fest and exhibited at festivals such as FINCA (Buenos Aires) and FICMA (Barcelona). In charge of the Department of Video Formats and Subtitling since 2011, currently works as Director of Production of the Film and Human Rights Festival of Barcelona.

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Naret Ziur. Head of Communication.

Born in a suburb of the Colombian Caribbean, Naret Ziur is an Afro-descendant who fights for the protection and diffusion of Human Rights. She is currently working in the communication department of the Barcelona Human Rights Film Festival and as an administrator at the Human Rights in Action NGO in Barcelona. She is a social communicator and producer of radio and television. She is passionate about ethnic and cultural community work. Its strong lines of action are the afro culture, the communication with social sense and the audio-visual ones in favor of the transformation. She complements his work in Barcelona with Mi Color Comunicaciones, an organization located in Colombia, designing communication strategies that contribute to the social empowerment of the Afro-descendant community.

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Nona Rubio. Head of Press.

I am Aragonese and, although I do not like topics, I am stubborn. When something gets into my head, however strange it may seem, I find a way to do it; From playing at the Sónar Advanced Music Festival to accompanying an expedition of professional climbers to the base camp (5,000 meters) of Broad Peak in the Himalayas.

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Hatim Jarir, Coordinator in París.

Hatim Jarir, is a Moroccan documentary filmmaker, began his career at a very early age, producing short films. He later studied History and Psychology at the Med V University in Rabat. In 2012, he directed his first short film “Habiba”, which was selected by several national and international festivals. Since 2013 he has been working with Le (FIDADOC) the Agadir International Documentary Festival as general coordinator of the “documentary hive”, a project aimed at finding new documentarists in Morocco and Africa and accompanying them in the development of his films. For three years he has been coordinating the simultaneous exhibitions of the Festival at his Paris headquarter.

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Jawad Elajnad, Subcoordinator in París.
Jawad Elajnad is an audiovisual professional who participates in design and implementation, as well as technical implementation and real-time management in several areas. He also works as a freelancer in the production of films, feature films and short films for several production companies in Morocco and abroad. He has worked as director of the studies of Adouaa Al Madina in Rabat, where he was responsible for the artistic direction and commercialization of the artists that took place there. He was also the initiator of the web platform “Rabat Move”, dedicated to the financial management of artistic projects in the field of events. He is currently a member of the APHRODITE theater company, responsible for the cultural department of the WEST ORIENT Foundation in Rabat and vice-president of the Maroc Voluntaires Association. He works together with Hatim Jarir in organizing the Festival’s simultaneous exhibitions at his Paris headquarters.

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José Martínez, Coordinator in New York

José Martínez is a Colombian journalist based in New York who works for Noticia Long Island. He has experience working in novels, essays, journalism, photography and theater. He has lived in Spain, Panama and Bogota, Colombia, where he was a journalist in the newspaper El Tiempo and the television channel City Tv. He currently lives in New York City, where he is the editor of Noticia, the largest Hispanic newspaper in Long Island, where he also hosts the Café con José program.