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Day2 Openforum: Re-imaging South Asia.

Re-imaging South Asia.

Re-imaging South Asia. This was the theme of the second Open Forum session held today, May 12, 2007 at the VIBGYOR Film Festival.

Placing the theme in the context of the films being shown at the festival, the session moderator CS Venkiteswaran, well-known film critic and writer, raised questions about the role of the post-globalisation emergence of new communication technologies, which while revolutionizing communication has also concentrated power in the North. He also raised questions about the role of the nation state in countries of South Asia.

Politics of representation & realities of indigenous people under scanner at ViBGYOR 2007

The first Open Forum session of the ongoing VIBGYOR International Film Festival focused on the topic "Indigenous people, Representation & Realities". Dr. K Gopinath, Professor of Philosophy at Calicut University chaired the session. The panelists included Bhagaban Majhi, Leader of Prakrutik Sampada Surakshya Parishad (PSSP) from Kashipur, Orissa; JP Raju, Leader of the adivasi movement from Nagarhole, Karnataka; Meghnath, activist film-maker from Jharkhand; and KP Sasi, activist film-maker and VIBGYOR Festival Director.

Today (10th May 2007) @ ViBGYOR International Short & Documentary Festival

Thrissur: "No development is sustainable without considering the five basic elements that constitutes the life on earth" said Ram Dayal Munda,Leader of Adivasi Andolan on delivering the key note address on National Conference in connection with ViBGYORr International Film Festival at Regional theater, here in Trissur. His words along with his singing inspired the audience.

In response to the key note address, Meghanath, an activist film maker suggested that system of inter-dependence is needed for the sustainable development. K.K kochu, dalit activist, pointed out the need for extending the discussion on earth to social & cultural realms.

Watch & Share: ViBGYOR 2007 Signature Video

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ViBGYOR Beckons!

International Film Festival for Short & Documentaries, Thrissur, Kerala, India

2007 May 10-13, Regional Theatre-Natyagruham-Chetana Hall
Festival to the People: Pananchery Panchayat

National Conference: EARTH : Local Global & Cosmic Concerns

ViBGYOR International Film Festival, Thrissur
National Conference:
EARTH
LOCAL, GLOBAL and COSMIC CONCERNS

In collaboration with Vikas Adhyayan Kendra-DIC &ActionAid, India
Regional Theatre, Thrissur, May 10, 2007 10-am-4pm

10.00am

Inauguration

10.45- 11.45am

Key-Note Address: Swami Agnivesh

Land—ownership/appropriation of resources and displacement in the context of globalization and privatization

Responses:

Call for Entries : Deadline extended to April 25th

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The Last Date of submitting entries for ViBGYOR is extended to April 25th.

Earth Day celebration and an Animation Film Contest on theme ‘Earth’

Soil Conservation Department, Thrissur Zilla Panchayat, in collaboration with ViBGYOR Film Festival Committee and various voluntary organizations, is holding the Earth Day celebration on Monday, April 23rd at Kerala Sahitya Akademy Hall from 10am – 5pm.

Sathyan Anthikkad will inagurate Delegate pass Distribution

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Inauguration of the ViBGYOR Delegate pass distribution is scheduled on Monday, April 16th. The function will be held at the Kerala Sahitya Academy Hall at 4pm. Renowned Mollywood Director Mr. Satyan Anthikkad will be the chief guest; he will distribute the first offcial delgate pass to Ms. Jincy, a student of Markez College, Valanchery (Kozhikode), who has done a micro film using her mobile phone. The film is titeld `Cat backyard and Evenings'. Mr. Rajaji Mathew Thomas, Chair person of ViBGYOR will present the first honorary Guest Pass to Mr.

Organizing Committee meeting of Festival to the People

The first formal meeting of the ViBGYOR Organizing committee was convened in Pananchery on March 31 at 10am. The meeting of the General Organizing Committee was held in Trichur town (Chetana Media Hall) at 5pm. Mr. Rajaji Mathew Thomas MLA is the Chair Person of the Organizing Committee. K.P. Sasi, the renowned filmmaker and activist is the Festival Director.

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