Wednesday, 14 January 2009

5th Tri Continental Film Festival in Mumbai

Breakthrough is proud to present the 5th Tri Continental Film Festival, India 2009—“Human Rights in Frames” that begins in Mumbai on 23rd, 24th and 25th of January 2009.

Every year Breakthrough has endeavored towards expanding the visual platform for human rights issues from the global South. Breakthrough is an innovative, high-impact international human rights organization, using the power of popular culture, media, and education to transform public attitudes and promote values of equality, justice, and dignity around the world. They are a non-profit organization and are currently working in India and the USA.

This year there will be 28 films from more than 20 countries.

There are 11 Asia premieres, 8 India premieres and one World premiere.

Here are the details of the films that will be shown at Little Theatre, National Centre for Performing Arts(NCPA) in Mumbai

The four sections in the festival this year are:

Body • PublicSix powerful films from five countries. Four are from India and two co-productions from Spain/South Africa and Canada/Iran. The films explore the engagements of the human body with the public space. How the body then comes to embody the social, political and even economic consequences. These often take the form of exploited sexualities, restricted social interactions, silencing of self-expression and physical and psychological violence.

Not All in Good Faith Seven films from nine countries probe and bring to the forefront the indignity and exploitation rendered by neo-liberal development ventures and businesses across the globe.

The Line That Defines – Dwelling on the post-modern subject of border crossing this section comprises of four films from five countries. In different ways, the films trace the role of the political border in the making of a refugee, an exile or an illegal immigrant.

Zones of War – Any area marked by extreme violence can be broadly termed as a war zone. Eleven films from nine countries explore these zones of violence and aggression in various historical and contemporary circumstances around the world.

Please visit their page for details of the films that will be shown at Little Theatre, National Centre for Performing Arts(NCPA) in Mumbai


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