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. 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 2nd day, a 104-minute French film, To Be And To Have (Etre et Avoir), by Nicolas Philibert will be the 2nd film to be screened. This award-winning documentary film portrays the life of a simple village school in Auvergne that has only one class. One teacher "Maitre" Lopez teaches all the village children from kindergarten right up to the final year in primary school. These small groups, cut off from the world, divide their everyday lives between isolation and openness, for better or for worse. In this closed community, the teacher can be more than just a person with authority, and can accompany his charges on the path to growing up.
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.