Festival from the People

In ViBGYOR-2008 we introduce the concept ‘Festival from the People’, keeping up the spirit of the `Festival to the People’ of last year. Film Festivals often happen in urban pockets; the city folks often get ample opportunity to appreciate the beauty and techniques and discuss the politics of the films. The people whose lives are portrayed in those films seldom get a chance to see the films. Rarely are they offered opportunities to express solidarity with and learn from the struggles of others of their ilk in other parts of the world. Last year we began the festival in the town and then took it to Pananchery Panchayath. This year the festival will begin in the village and end in the town. The local panchayat and community organizations will be responsible for organizing the festival at the different centres in the village.