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Int'l film fest on human rights begins in the Capital

The week-long int'l film fest on human rights kicks off in the Capital with the screening of Khuda Ke Liye - a Pak film which depicts the struggle of two brothers.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2008 04:16 PM IST

The week-long international film festival on human rights kicked off in the Capital with the screening of Khuda Ke Liye - a Pakistani film which depicts the struggle of two brothers against fundamentalism and the hardships they face after 9/11 WTO attack.

The festival which began last evening saw soulful performances by musical bands 'Advaita and Sajid Akbar' and a photo exhibition on its main theme 'Voices of Dignity' curated by Parthiv Shaw which showcased the struggle of humanity with terrorism, suppression, poverty, riots and violence.

About the theme of the festival, Director Amnesty International India, Mukul Sharma said, "Amnesty International wants participation by the youths in the fight against human rights violations all over the world because they today are more aware and sensitive regarding these issues."

The week-long travelling festival, from Jan 13 to 19, marks the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Amnesty International India will screen over 30 films based on the human rights topics like death penalty, disappearances, wars, border issues, citizenship, terrorism and counter-terrorism and its effects on human life and dignity, violence, displacement and evictions.

These include internationally acclaimed movies like Khuda Ke Liye, Lives of Others, The War Within, Narrow is the Gate, The Constant Gardener and At the Midnight Hour.

The films will be screened at educational institutions like Delhi University, IIT, Jamia Millia and JNU.

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