Saturday, September 22, 2012

Freedom Film Festival 2012

After the RMAF visit, we headed to PJLA in Jaya One. Freedom Film Festival is happening from 22nd-23rd September.

Info from their website.
FreedomFilmFest (FFF) is turning 10 this year and we will be celebrating it with a multi-arts human rights festival, named the FREEDOM ARTS FEST (FAF). This means that apart from films screenings this year, there will be a range of arts based activities and performances on the theme of Democracy, Freedom of Expression, and Human Rights.
Lots of interesting things happening.

 
Erkk...I dunno what dogs have to do with freedom but kids are extremely happy to play with them.
We came specifically for the Young Person Screening. 11am-2pm. There were film screenings and workshop for the young kids.
First, they watched Kids' rights. A series of short documentary focusing on cases of children in Europe whose rights are not ensured. Medina was so upset with the story of Romy.

Romy is obese and she had to endure bullying from her classmates.
Medina; They are so mean ummi.
Hmmpphh....so now please talk nicely to your sisters okay?? :P

Next, they watched Flying Anne. It's a story about Anne, a beautiful girl who suffers from Gilles de la Tourette’s syndrome.
Anne who prefers "flying", so you won’t notice the tics. The kids learned how Anne lives life with her tics. How she deals with it and makes her classmates understand her predicaments. And how despite the challenges living with Tourette, Anne doesn't want it any other way. Coz Tourette is part of  her. It was a good movie.

There was a workshop after the movies. I am pretty sure this was fun.
But kids were restless and famished. Coz their mom dragged them early morning to the museum....not enough breakfast....hahahaha. So they didn't join the rest of the workshop. We had lunch instead. Oh well...maybe next time :P

After lunch, they visited the art mural board.
 Anybody can draw. Draw anything. About freedom. Or anything related to that.
 Luqman's. Errrkkk...*facepalm* I have got nothing to do with this. 
Another one from Luqman. This is more decent :P
 Young and old...anybody can express themselves. 

 Hajar's.
 Emily's
Some pro at work.
We are going again tomorrow. Kids signed up for the cartooning workshop. Below is the list of screening for tomorrow. U can get more details from the website.
23rd SEPTEMBER (SUNDAY)
Venue: Film Screenings@ Theater, PJ Live Arts, Jaya One
11.00am : CHALLENGES OF DEMOCRACY: Please Vote For MeChild Rights under Special Law
2.00pm : PEOPLE’S UPRISING: EO6:People Power vs The State½ Revolution
4.00pm : CRY FREEDOM: Into the Current: Burma Political Prisoners
8.00pm : MINORITY RIGHTS: Closing Ceremony, Call Me Kuchu
Venue: Cabaret @ PJ Live Arts
Venue: Frontera Sol de Mexico
Venue: Ground Floor, Center Palm Square
10am – 8pm : Freedom of Expression Cartoon Mural, Art and NGO Exhibition booths and stalls open
11.00am : Cartooning Workshop By Kelab Kartunis Independen
Venue: Alts. Space

Politics aside, I feel events like this is very good to expose the kids to issues of marginalised people. And how they can make a difference. Come, join us?? ;-)

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