Bangalore Film Society was the South India coordinator of Tri-continental Film Festival “Human Rights in Frames from 2007 to 2009 initiated by Breakthrough a New Delhi based NGO. An average 6000 people used to attend this festival in Bangalore in three days and the event had become very popular. Apart from this, we used to take these films to academic institutions as well film societies in all Southern States. The tri-continental film festival closed in 2009.
In the present Indian context, it is imperative to start an International Human Rights Traveling Film Festival. We propose to start this from December 9th ,10th & 11th , 2019 and organize a conference on freedom of speech and the right to dissent at the end of the programme. The films selected will address major international human rights concerns. It is conceived in a way drawing in all the internationally acclaimed human rights activists from India as well as grass root level activists to create an impact. The purpose of the festival is to open up and deepen socio-political spaces for the minorities and the marginalized in our society as well as to sustain plurality and cultural diversity.