Friday, June 24, 2005

Malaysia to hold Human Rights Film Festival

Freedom Film Festival, Kuala Lumpur, Jul 6 - 9, 2005 Posted by Hello

While Singapore bans political films, Malaysia will host a film festival dedicated entirely to the promotion of human rights and freedom of expression.

KOMAS, a non-governmental organisation, is organising the 2005 Freedom Film Fest in Kuala Lumpur from 6th to 9th of July. Some 38 short films, mainly from independent South-east Asian filmmakers, will be screened. The range of subject matter is diverse - themes of child trafficking and labour, state corruption, environmantal activism, atrocities in Burma, AIDS sufferers, youth movements, the investigation of murdered activist Munir Said, poverty, tsunami aftermath - all of which will get their airing in the 4 day festival. Singapore Rebel will close the festival, and is preceeded by a film about ex-detainees of Malaysia's Internal Security Act (imagine a Singaporean filmmaker attempting that!)

Freedom Film Fest Screenings 2005
Dates: July 6 to 10 2005
Venue: The Actors Studio @ Bangsar Shopping Complex

Entry by invitation, please call Kathlyin at 03-79685415 or 013-2634105 for your invite.

KOMAS is a community communications center and video production organisation based in Kuala Lumpur. For the last 10 years, KOMAS has been providing training workshops in creative use of traditional and modern media, exploring and situating the perennial issues of cultural diversity, freedom of expression, social justice, human understanding and solidarity.

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