Rhythms of Peace': A Film Festival beings at JU from tomorrow

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Jammu, Nov 27 (UNI) A three-day film festival titled 'Rhythms of Peace' organised by the International Resource Cell (IRC) which begins here from tomorrow will focus on ushering in peace through the active participation of women and youth.

The idea behind launching this festival from here was that the State of Jammu and Kashmir is reeling under conflict for the last 18 years and it is very important that initiatives be taken for ushering into peace and stability in the region.

The festival has been organised by IRC in collaboration with the British Council, New Delhi and an NGO 'Kriti'.

Speaking at a press meet this evening, the team leader of 'Kriti' Ms Achal Kapoor said the three-day festival will showcase documentary films and other aspects of the event.

''The event will focus on peace , adding Ms Kapoor said the films depicting the futility of violence and how peace activists all around India have in their own way tried to fight the menace of violence will be showcased.

Meanwhile, she also said apart from the film festival, the exhibition of 1000 Peace Women nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005 will also be displayed during the three-day occasion from November 28 to 30.

However, Director IRC Dr Meenakshi Kilam in her address said IRC took an initiative to share knowledge, learning and experience of international issues and provide a forum and space where international resources can be assessed, discussed and disseminated.

Fifteen documentary films directed by national directors including three based on Jammu and Kashmir namely 'Bakkarwals', 'The Lake of Despair' and 'A Night of Prophecy', will also be showcased during the fest, DR Kilam told UNI

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