Beyond Thresholds of Conflicts- International Film Festival on Peace
Sudha Sreenivasa Reddy, Karnataka Gandhi Smaraka Nidhi, Bangalore Film Society, CIEDS Collective, Eco Foundation for Sustainable Alternatives (EFSA), Ekta Foundation Trust, Enable India Foundation, International Gandhian Institute for Nonviolence and Peace (IGINP), PIPFPD-KC, Radio Active CR 90.4, Infinite Souls Farm and Artists Retreat, February 2017
Inauguration of the International Film Festival on Peace
The film festival seeks to celebrate and debate the role that women can possible play in bringing about a deeper and more nuanced understanding of war and conflict and explore diverse ways to peace. Another primary objective of this film festival is to inspire youth about the need of nonviolent approaches and actions in preventing and resolving conflicts.
« In a world increasingly beset with conflicts and the use of violence as the means to resolve these conflicts, Gandhian nonviolence continues to renew and offer relevant and sustainable alternatives. « Beyond Threshold of Conflict », an International Film Festival on Peace, brings together path breaking films from around the world, that celebrate women’s immensely significant role in nonviolent conflict resolution in their own diverse, and often complicated contexts within their families, communities and countries. This two-day film festival is the travelling edition of the Peace Builders International Film Festival held in New Delhi in Oct’16. The festival showcases documentaries, animation and fiction films that shed light on women as builders and keepers of peace from countries across the world – Sri Lanka, Tibet, India, Iran, India, Paraguay, Denmark, Pakistan, USA, Indonesia and the Middle East.
This International Film festival was held on 11th& 12th of February at the Gandhi Bhavan, Kumara Park East, Seshadripuram, Bangalore. It was possible also to catch a conversation « Speaking Peace in Times of War » led by Kirtana Kumar, with an eminent panel including Nandini Sundar, Lata Mani, Laxmi Murthy and Rohini Mohan on Sunday, February 12.
Downloads: programme_of_the_festival.pdf (770 KiB), report-beyond_thresholds_of_conflict-international_fim_festival_on_peace.pdf (160 KiB)