Guwahati film festival highlights different perspectives of terrorism

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Guwahati, Dec 13 (ANI): The Guwahati Cine Club is staging a week long festival to highlight different perspectives of terrorism.

As many as 40 feature films and 15 short films on terrorism from all across the country will be screened in the '2nd Guwahati Film Festival 2009'.

Films from Iran, Hungary, France, Peru, Thailand, Poland, Algeria, China and Bulgaria would also be screened in the festival.

Organisers said that the festival aimed to look at terrorism through films.

"We think that terrorism as it is also relevant to India and Assam in particular so there is a need of artistic elucidation through film form for our viewers. How terrorism as an expression of artistic form is manifested in films of different countries can be caused by viewing different films that we have bought in the festival," said Ridual Kumar Das, treasurer of the Guwahati Film Club.

Barbara Lorey De Lacharriere, noted French film critic and also the chief guest of the fest hailed the film selection and hope that film buffs would discuss the films in depth.

"I know most of the films that are shown, it is a very-very good selection, it is very interesting and I really hope that lot of people will see these films and will have the possibility to discuss also in length about these films," she said.

The festival would also host a seminar on "Terrorism and Cinema."

The film fest is expected to seed new thoughts into young mind in the region where more than two dozen armed groups are either fighting for an independent homeland or more political autonomy. (ANI)

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