The Entertainment Society of Goa, in association with the International Centre Goa, is organising the “10th IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival 2014” and “2nd Our Lives…To Live Film Festival 2014”.
The Festival will go on for four days with selections from both festivals and engaging discussions. Animation, Community Videos, Documentaries, Experimental Films, Feature Fiction, Music Videos and Short Fiction films selected from 13 countries will be showcased.
13-16 March, 2014.
Free and open to all.
Maquinez Palace, ESG
About the event:
Programme for Day 1
Kinshuk Surjan/ India/ 15 min/ 2012/ fiction
The story is set in the context of the farmers’ suicides. Bittu is a carefree and boisterous 9-year-old who grows anxious as he watches his father break down slowly under the pressure of debt. Bittu tries to protect his father in whatever ways he can.
Taking Root: The Vision Of Wangari Maathai
Lisa Merton, Alan Dater/USA-Kenya/ 80 min/ 2008/ Documentary/ English version
Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, discovered her life’s work by reconnecting with the rural women with whom she had grown up. They worked together against deforestation, poverty, ignorance, and government corruption, until they became a national political force that helped to bring down Kenya’s 24-year dictatorship.
4.50 pm to 5.45 pm: Discussion around the theme of environmental justice and right to resources with Sebastian Rodrigues and Abhishek Srivastava
My Fancy High Heels
Ho Chao-Ti/ Taiwan/ 55 min /2010 / Documentary
Filmed over a period of two years, the film rigorously traces the journey of a pair of branded high-heeled shoes, and looks at the dreams of the people involved.
For more information, contact the Programme Manager, Arjun Halnarkar of the International Centre Goa Tel. no. +91 832 2452805-10.