//Human Rights Film Festival 2006

Human Rights Film Festival 2006

Moving images speak to us as nothing else does. Films can enthrall and educate: the TRI Continental Film Festival demonstrates this. Successfully bringing to India the finest human rights cinema from the global south, the festival has been organized for a second time by Breakthrough.

Popular Sufi rock singer Rabbi Shergill opens the 3-day festival in Delhi on January 21, after which the festival travels to Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Kolkata in the two weeks following.

The 16 documentaries selected this year have won accolades all over the world. A jury of five – Amar Kanwar, Arjun Chandramohan Bali, Ira Bhaskar, Rituparno Ghosh and Shohini Ghosh – will award one of these with the Jury Prize. Additionally, the non-competitive section showcases 4 outstanding features.

Filmmakers will be present to discuss their films following certain screenings.

Initiated in Latin America in 2002, South Africa in 2003 and India in 2004, the TRI Continental Film Festival (3CFF) has become an annual platform for narrative, documentary, feature and short length films in the 3 continents. In the last year, the first 3CFF in India has travelled to Bangalore, Chandigarh, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Pune, reaching students and practitioners of human rights and film, IITs as well as cultural institutions, focused groups as well as general audiences. These films spark discussions, debates and conversations everywhere around human rights and social justice issues.

In this year’s festival, find out what it means to be young, talented and a ‘born criminal’ (“Acting like a Thief”). Meet musicians and activists from the ‘other’ Americas (“Rebel Music Americas”). Watch the global media fight the war in Iraq (“Weapons of Mass Deception”). Join the global resistance to water privatization (“Thirst”).

Screening Programmes:

January 21-23, 2006: New Delhi – India Habitat Centre
January 22-23, 2006: New Delhi – Alliance Francaise
January 25-27, 2006: Mumbai – Little Theatre, NCPA
January 29-31, 2006: Bangalore – Alliance Francaise
February 1-2, 2006: Chennai – South Indian Film Chamber Theatre
February 3-6, 2006: Kolkata – Nandan

In collaboration with:

Uhuru Productions, South Africa
Federation of Film Societies of India (FFSI)
Habitat Film Club, New Delhi
Alliance Francaise Delhi
JACIC, Mumbai
Suchitra Film Society, Bangalore
Alliance Francaise Bangalore
Indo-Cine Appreciation Forum, Chennai
Cine Central, Kolkata
Swayam, Kolkata

For more information, contact:
Monica Mody/ Alika Khosla
91 11 2617 6181/ 85
[email protected]