The Alliance Française of Hyderabad, in collaboration with the Goethe Zentrum, the French Embassy in India & ARTE, is presenting The World Through ARTE's Eyes, a documentary film festival, from 14th to 16th December, at the Prasad Labs Preview Theatre. A total of 8 short films will be screened during the 3-day festival.
The World Through ARTE's Eyes presents documentaries on a host of different places such as Mali, China, North Korea, USA, Haiti, Afghanistan, Iran, India, Germany and France. The effects of globalisation on people from vastly different backgrounds and their working conditions will be addressed along with migration in Europe, stories from South-Asian countries, world music and cinema.
Today, the second day, a 100-minute German film Comrades In Dreams (Leinwandfieber), by Uli Gaulke, will be the first film to be screened. This is a film about people who have made cinema the very substance of their lives. For one there is Han Jong Sil from North Korea. She wants to use her films to improve the lives of people. Penny Tefertiller from Wyoming, USA, has also dedicated her life to serving the community. She has decided to support the young and the lonely. Much like Anup, the Indian whose film roles blessed in the temple and a feeling for good films have made him the uncrowned kind of travelling cinema. The binding power of dreams allows our heroes to find each other.
ARTE was created in 1992 as a joint Franco-German venture, and set itself the goal of producing high-quality programs on art and culture. As cultural exchange is given top priority and is consciously promoted by ARTE, the focus is on the cooperation between ARTE and public broadcasting stations across Europe. The programs are scheduled to be broadcast in several languages, and viewed throughout Europe.
Please contact Alliance Francaise at 2770-0734/2770-0736 or Goethe-Zentrum at 6552-6443/2324-1791 for further details.