India’s first indigenous film festival in Feb.

India’s first international indigenous film festival will take place in February next year in Odisha. An initiative of activist film collective Video Republic, that has been campaigning for indigenous communities in the State, the three-stop event will kick off in Bhubaneswar on February 19, move on to Puri from February 21 before culminating in an interaction with the adivasi communities at Niyamgiri.It will showcase films made by indigenous people or by non-indigenous filmmakers in collaboration with the indigenous communities.The festival aims to be a platform for indigenous communities from the world over to share, have a dialogue, collaborate and to use cinema as a mode of united assertion, resistance and activism against exploitative forces.

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