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 last day, a 57-minute Franco/Belgium film, Profit And Nothing Else (Le Profit et Rien d'Autre) by Raoul Peck, will be the last film to be screened. "Capital has won," says Raoul Peck ironically at the beginning of the film. Profit and nothing but. At once a director and a political thinker, Peck, former Haitian Minister of Culture, provides a political analysis of the economy and the present state of his country in the face of the Utopian decelerations of the supporters of the new world order.
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.