Tri-continental filmfest to kickstart in Goa from July 25

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Panaji, Jul 16 (UNI) The Tri-continental film festival, featuring a select best films on Human Rights will be held here from July 25.

Hosted by Moving Images in collaboration with the Entertainment Society and International Centre Goa, the six-day festival will be open to public.

The screenings will be held at Maquinez Palace at ESG Complex and Mandovi Hall at International Centre Goa.

Organised by Breakthrough New Delhi, an international human rights organisation, the festival showcases films that capture diverse images from the Global South - narrative, documentary, feature and short-length films from Africa, Asia and America.

The festival's Travelling Screen will tour various cities across the country, taking these award winning and critically acclaimed films to universities, cultural institutions and citizens' groups.

The objective of the festival is to bring to the fore untold stories from the past. The common thread of human rights runs through the stories from countries as diverse as Tunisia, China, Rwanda, Sudan and Brazil.

It aims not only to screen excellent cinema but also spark discussions, diatribes and debates around human rights and social justice.

Though the festival is relatively recent, it has in just three years managed to screen over 75 films in 335 screenings.

The festival was started by a group of Latin American filmmakers, the Movimiento de Documentalistas, as an arts and cultural initiative. The idea was to explore links between social struggles and respect for human rights.

It was initiated in Argentina in 2002, South Africa 2003 and in India in 2004.

A five-member international jury selects the films that are screened. This year over a hundred and thirty-five entries were received.

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