TRI Continental Film Festival

TRI Continental Film Festival
(breakthrough.tv)

The TRI Continental Film Festival was conceived in 2002 by a group of Latin American filmmakers, the Movimiento de Documentalistas, as an arts and cultural initiative that seeks to use film to explore linkages between social struggles and respect for human rights norms and practices. The festival is an annual event in Latin America, Africa, where it is hosted by Uhuru Productions, and Asia.

Breakthrough, an international human rights organization, organizes the Indian leg of the festival. (You may have heard about the organization’s award-winning “What kind of man are you?” national campaign on HIV/AIDS in India, which used a music video, tv, print and radio ads to encourage men to wear condoms to protect their wives from infection.)

The TRI Continental Film Festival returns to Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai and Bengalooru this January and February. 2007 will see newer themes explored in the festival such as the alienation faced by call centre workers, the politics of toilets, the war on terror, children in conflict situations, gay and transgender people gazing and being gazed at through the lens, the lives of revolutionary women, the plight of undocumented immigrants and the rights of indigenous communities. Most of the films will be either Asia or India premieres.

The TRI Continental Film Festival is committed to promoting a human rights culture in India that respects the equal rights of all regardless of religion, gender, class, caste, sexual orientation, age and disability.

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TRI Continental Film Festival

January 13, 2007
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