The curtains have come down on the Dubai International Film Festival, which saw a record star attendance from all over the world. Without doubt, this cultural event has pegged Dubai as a symbol of humanity to the world.

By Nihal Kamel (Staff Reporter)

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Published: Mon 13 Dec 2004, 3:13 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 12:33 AM

Desmond Tutu, the winner of Nobel Prize for Peace and one of the most distinguished visitors who considered this event a very important one for the region talks to City Times.

How do you see Dubai in the light of the Film festival?

I think the government of Dubai is looking for the best in all the fields, Dubai is completely dolled up during the days of the festival. These kind of festivals are a definite improvement to humanity and people's minds.

Does the artiste play a real role in the field of humanity?

Some artistes are very popular and very close to their audience, they really play an important role in this field because they can effect their audience with their works.

How can we define humanity?

Humanity is great word, it means how we can respect the humanity inside the human being, without looking at religion, nationality or social standing.

Do you think that your participation in the film festival is a good symbol for the relation between arts and human rights?

I am proud of Dubai and UAE at large, because this country has achieved a lot in the field of human rights and its enough to say it's good to see people from many nationalities, religions and social strata living here in UAE.

What’s your dream?

Peace and safety for every human being.

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