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Festival Internacional de Cine de los Derechos Humanos “El séptimo ojo es tuyo”

Festival Internacional de Cine de los Derechos Humanos “El séptimo ojo es tuyo”

Festival Internacional de Cine de los Derechos Humanos “El séptimo ojo es tuyo”

Bolivia, Sucre

Description

The International Film Festival Human Rights “The Seventh Eye is Yours” (FESTIMO) is organized by PUKAÑAWI, which means “red eye” in the Quechua language. This organization, inspired by the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and the UNESCO Declaration on Cultural Diversity, was founded in 2004 as the center of cultural management of film, and has been organizing the festival ever since. The FESTIMO consists of free screenings of over 70 films from 30 countries. It is also the place for meeting filmmakers and human rights defenders, intercultural dialogue and training of new filmmakers. It also offers an exhibition of photographs, paintings, as well as music, party and conferences or roundtables with guests.

2011 was quite special. That year, the Iberoamerican Documentary Film Workshop on Human Rights was held, a professional training of starting filmmakers. Also, the Thursday screenings at the Human Rights Cinetheque were launched. In honor of indigenous peoples, the Cinetheque of Human Rights was adopted in Amsterdam, at the HRFN meeting in November 2008. The Cinetheque, which was born as a result of the annual FESTIMO, includes a digital archive, a platform for online film distribution and a documentary film school. The infrastructure for the Cinetheque is currently being developed on a plot close to the city of Sucre.

Before the ninth edition of FESTIMO from 22 to July 28, 2013, the 2nd Iberoamerican Documentary Film Workshop on Human Rights will be held, with the participation of 25 young people. Through the IBERMEDIA programme, scholarships were awarded to 10 young people from 7 Latin American countries (Panama, Guatemala, Cuba, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela and Bolivia).

The theme of this year’s festival is work as a source of dignity and life. After the festival, mobile screenings of the winning films will be organised in other cities, municipalities, and in aymara, quechua and afro communities, in cooperation with cultural institutions and human rights organizations. The FESTIMO is supported by the Dutch section of Amnesty International. Currently the Human Rights Cinetheque runs every Thursday with free entry at the House of Liberty.

Date

28 July 2014 - 3 August 2014

Location

Bolivia, Sucre

Submission date

3 March 2014

Contact details

festivalcinebolivia@yahoo.es
http://www.festivalcinebolivia.org

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