Open frame film festival opens in capital

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New Delhi, Sept 12 (UNI) 'Open Frame', a week-long annual International Film Festival organised by the Public Service Broadcasting Trust was inaugurated here today, bringing an opportunity to film lovers to enjoy the best works by well known names.

The festival will this time focus on issues related to conflict to understand films as medium of representing, interrogating and confronting conflict, ranging from political tp personal.

''We hope that the festival will enable conversations on the grave concerns raised by the films, which include those on Palestine and Israel, Media and War, Gender, Globalisation, Development, Kashmir and a host of other themes,'' a spokesperson said.

As many as 55 national and international films will be screened during the week.

The list includes investigative films, satire, and hard-hitting human stories. They deal with issues of identity, conflict, freedom, personal quests, reconciliation, peace and the intricacies of human situation in contemporary societies and politics.

The festival will have special focus on Israel-Palestine with films like 'At the Green Line, 'Leila Khaled Hijacker, 'Palestine for Beginners and Peace and 'Propaganda and the Promised land.

There will be a special screening of the film 'Peace is Every Step' by Gaetano Kazuo Maida During the festival, workshops on film appreciation and aspects of filmmaking will also be held.

The PSBT has organised the festival in collaboration with UNESCO, Prasar Bharati, INPUT, Max Muellar Bhavan and the India Habitat.

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