"HUMANISM AND SOLIDARITY IN CRISES"
September 8 - 11, 2022
BNR RADIO - VARNA
Dear participants and guests,
"Humanism and solidarity in crises" - this title of the Autumn Academy of the International Festival of Red Cross and Health Films 2022 was chosen not by chance by the organizers - the Bulgarian Red Cross and the Medical University - Varna. It succinctly characterizes the difficult times in which we all live. In addition to the ongoing dynamic and complicated situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic a few months ago, there was also the crisis with the huge number of victims of the military conflict in Ukraine who sought protection and asylum in Bulgaria. Although a large part of our society is experiencing serious financial and economic difficulties, it has again shown its solidarity with the pain and suffering of the people and extended a helping hand to people fleeing the hostilities.
I believe that this year too the Academy of the Festival will strengthen its image as a world cultural event that, through art, with responsibility and concern works to solve current problems on the agenda of society.
Acad. HRISTO GRIGOROV, Dr.H.C.
PRESIDENT OF THE BULGARIAN RED CROSS