2nd Flashpoint Human Rights Film Festival


FLASHPOINT Human Rights Film Festival returns to Mumbai for its second year with a collection of volatile and incisive human rights films from India and around the world.

Following on the highly successful and impactful first edition, the 2nd FLASHPOINT Human Rights Film Festival will be held from Dec 7th – 10th, 2011 at Alliance Francaise de Bombay.

This year the festival will screen 18 films that take a critical and empathetic look at several human rights issues – from religious fundamentalism, communal violence, political authoritarianism, war crimes, homophobia, surrogacy, migrant rehabilitation, women empowerment, corruption and poverty.

The films shine a harsh beam on human rights violations in, as diverse countries such as Kenya, Senegal, Columbia, Israel, Iraq, Kurdistan, Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Cameroon, USA and India.

This year, for the first time, the festival screens six films that are set in India focusing on human rights issues and human rights defenders – Firaaq, Mee Sindutai Sakpal, Cotton For My Shroud, Made In India, In Search Of My Home and Pink Saris.

While six of the films have been curated from the Movies That Matter (Netherlands) programme, two from Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival, two by guest curator Paul Lee (Canada), rest of the films are handpicked by FLASHPOINT’s festival director Sridhar Rangayan.

FLASHPOINT Human Rights Film Festival is organized by Solaris Pictures in collaboration with Movies That Matter and Alliance Francaise de Bombay.

The first day focuses on films that deal with communal and political violence, along with a panel discussion in the evening ‘Roots of War – political and communal divisiveness’. This will be followed by the screening of Nandita Das’ award winning film Firaaq, with the cast in attendance.

The second day, coinciding with the International Anti-Corruption Day, focuses on films that deal with human rights issues arising out of autocracy, government inefficiency and corruption which leads to the evening panel discussion ‘Roots of Corruption – human rights implications’

The third and final day, coinciding with the International Human Rights Day, will screen films on violence against women and sexual minorities. The evening panel discussion ‘Roots of Violence – sexual and bodily inflictions’ will talk about genital mutilation and homophobic violence.

More information : http://www.flashpointfilmfestival.com/


Alliance Francaise de Bombay
40, New Marine Lines Road
Mumbai 400020
Phone: 022 2203 5993

Festival Contact:

FLASHPOINT Human Rights Film Festival
Email: flashpoint.hrff@gmail.com
Website: www.flashpointfilmfestival.com


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