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Friday, 25th July 2008 - The 4th Tri Continental Film Festival returned to
Goa this year, much to the delight of an audience thirsting as much for good
cinema as for contemporary documentation of human rights issues from the
Global South - Asia, Africa and America. Hosted by Moving Images in
collaboration with the Entertainment Society of Goa and the International
Centre Goa, this event is brought to India by Breakthrough New Delhi, an
international human rights organization that aims at raising awareness of
human rights and social justice through the media. In 2008, the attempt of
the festival is to bring to the fore untold stories from the past. The
common thread of human rights runs through these award winning and
critically acclaimed films from countries as diverse as Tunisia, China,
Rwanda, Sudan and Brazil.

The Festival opened with a screening of 'Assaulted Dream' a film about the
dangerous journey that thousands of people from the impoverished countries
of South America undertake in the hope of crossing into the U.S.A. through
Mexico. Directed by Uli Stelzner the film depicts with touching honesty the
strength of a collected hope in finding the American dream and the all too
often tragic end of it.

The film sparked a discussion on who the oppressor is and how is he born?
Should we not look inwards and examine ourselves closely. Are we a tolerant
society? How do we look at immigrants from Bangladesh and Pakistan? Even
within the country how do we treat our interstate migrants? Do we accept the
human right to a better life for all people and if so, how far are we
willing to be sensitive to this issue. Are we not guilty of condemning them
when they intrude on our personal space.

'You, Waguih' is the story of diaspora; the conflict experienced by
first-generation emigrants because of a rupture in the continuity of
ancestral memory and an estrangement between traditional and assimilated
culture. The film unfolds poignantly through the fractured conversations and
extended silences between the screenwriter and director Namir Abdel Messeeh
and his father, a reformed communist and former political prisoner during
the early years of the Egyptian Republic.

Critically acclaimed director Peter De Kock in his beautifully shot film,
tells a strange and bizarre tale in his documentary 'The Hands of Che
Guavara' through the testimonies and anecdotes of remarkable men and women
prepared to risk their lives to recover the severed and missing hands of Che
Guavara. In a story that raised issues about a countries right to remember
its past and interpret its history in choosing its heroes and legends.

Before the screenings at the Maquinez Palace at ESG Complex there was a
short inaugural ceremony, during which Mr. Manoj Srivastava, CEO,
Entertainment Society of Goa welcomed the audience and assured them of ESG's
commitment to raising awareness, access and appreciation of good cinema in
Goa, through Film Festivals. Ms. Rashmi Dhanwani, Manager Media & Internet,
Breakthrough introduced her Organisation and briefly spoke about its
objective of spreading awareness of Human Rights issues and Ms. Deepa
Chaudhury, Secretary, Moving Images delivered a Vote of Thanks. (ENDS)
http://www.moviesgoa.org/page/tri_continental/


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4th Tri Continental Film Festival Opens in Goa


Friday, 25th July 2008 - The 4th Tri Continental Film Festival returned to
Goa this year, much to the delight of an audience thirsting as much for good
cinema as for contemporary documentation of human rights issues from the
Global South - Asia, Africa and America. Hosted by Moving Images in
collaboration with the Entertainment Society of Goa and the International
Centre Goa, this event is brought to India by Breakthrough New Delhi, an
international human rights organization that aims at raising awareness of
human rights and social justice through the media. In 2008, the attempt of
the festival is to bring to the fore untold stories from the past. The
common thread of human rights runs through these award winning and
critically acclaimed films from countries as diverse as Tunisia, China,
Rwanda, Sudan and Brazil.

The Festival opened with a screening of 'Assaulted Dream' a film about the
dangerous journey that thousands of people from the impoverished countries
of South America undertake in the hope of crossing into the U.S.A. through
Mexico. Directed by Uli Stelzner the film depicts with touching honesty the
strength of a collected hope in finding the American dream and the all too
often tragic end of it.

The film sparked a discussion on who the oppressor is and how is he born?
Should we not look inwards and examine ourselves closely. Are we a tolerant
society? How do we look at immigrants from Bangladesh and Pakistan? Even
within the country how do we treat our interstate migrants? Do we accept the
human right to a better life for all people and if so, how far are we
willing to be sensitive to this issue. Are we not guilty of condemning them
when they intrude on our personal space.

'You, Waguih' is the story of diaspora; the conflict experienced by
first-generation emigrants because of a rupture in the continuity of
ancestral memory and an estrangement between traditional and assimilated
culture. The film unfolds poignantly through the fractured conversations and
extended silences between the screenwriter and director Namir Abdel Messeeh
and his father, a reformed communist and former political prisoner during
the early years of the Egyptian Republic.

Critically acclaimed director Peter De Kock in his beautifully shot film,
tells a strange and bizarre tale in his documentary 'The Hands of Che
Guavara' through the testimonies and anecdotes of remarkable men and women
prepared to risk their lives to recover the severed and missing hands of Che
Guavara. In a story that raised issues about a countries right to remember
its past and interpret its history in choosing its heroes and legends.

Before the screenings at the Maquinez Palace at ESG Complex there was a
short inaugural ceremony, during which Mr. Manoj Srivastava, CEO,
Entertainment Society of Goa welcomed the audience and assured them of ESG's
commitment to raising awareness, access and appreciation of good cinema in
Goa, through Film Festivals. Ms. Rashmi Dhanwani, Manager Media & Internet,
Breakthrough introduced her Organisation and briefly spoke about its
objective of spreading awareness of Human Rights issues and Ms. Deepa
Chaudhury, Secretary, Moving Images delivered a Vote of Thanks. (ENDS)
http://www.moviesgoa.org/page/tri_continental/


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4th Tri Continental Film Festival Opens in Goa


Friday, 25th July 2008 - The 4th Tri Continental Film Festival returned to
Goa this year, much to the delight of an audience thirsting as much for good
cinema as for contemporary documentation of human rights issues from the
Global South - Asia, Africa and America. Hosted by Moving Images in
collaboration with the Entertainment Society of Goa and the International
Centre Goa, this event is brought to India by Breakthrough New Delhi, an
international human rights organization that aims at raising awareness of
human rights and social justice through the media. In 2008, the attempt of
the festival is to bring to the fore untold stories from the past. The
common thread of human rights runs through these award winning and
critically acclaimed films from countries as diverse as Tunisia, China,
Rwanda, Sudan and Brazil.

The Festival opened with a screening of 'Assaulted Dream' a film about the
dangerous journey that thousands of people from the impoverished countries
of South America undertake in the hope of crossing into the U.S.A. through
Mexico. Directed by Uli Stelzner the film depicts with touching honesty the
strength of a collected hope in finding the American dream and the all too
often tragic end of it.

The film sparked a discussion on who the oppressor is and how is he born?
Should we not look inwards and examine ourselves closely. Are we a tolerant
society? How do we look at immigrants from Bangladesh and Pakistan? Even
within the country how do we treat our interstate migrants? Do we accept the
human right to a better life for all people and if so, how far are we
willing to be sensitive to this issue. Are we not guilty of condemning them
when they intrude on our personal space.

'You, Waguih' is the story of diaspora; the conflict experienced by
first-generation emigrants because of a rupture in the continuity of
ancestral memory and an estrangement between traditional and assimilated
culture. The film unfolds poignantly through the fractured conversations and
extended silences between the screenwriter and director Namir Abdel Messeeh
and his father, a reformed communist and former political prisoner during
the early years of the Egyptian Republic.

Critically acclaimed director Peter De Kock in his beautifully shot film,
tells a strange and bizarre tale in his documentary 'The Hands of Che
Guavara' through the testimonies and anecdotes of remarkable men and women
prepared to risk their lives to recover the severed and missing hands of Che
Guavara. In a story that raised issues about a countries right to remember
its past and interpret its history in choosing its heroes and legends.

Before the screenings at the Maquinez Palace at ESG Complex there was a
short inaugural ceremony, during which Mr. Manoj Srivastava, CEO,
Entertainment Society of Goa welcomed the audience and assured them of ESG's
commitment to raising awareness, access and appreciation of good cinema in
Goa, through Film Festivals. Ms. Rashmi Dhanwani, Manager Media & Internet,
Breakthrough introduced her Organisation and briefly spoke about its
objective of spreading awareness of Human Rights issues and Ms. Deepa
Chaudhury, Secretary, Moving Images delivered a Vote of Thanks. (ENDS)
http://www.moviesgoa.org/page/tri_continental/


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4th Tri Continental Film Festival Opens in Goa


Friday, 25th July 2008 - The 4th Tri Continental Film Festival returned to
Goa this year, much to the delight of an audience thirsting as much for good
cinema as for contemporary documentation of human rights issues from the
Global South - Asia, Africa and America. Hosted by Moving Images in
collaboration with the Entertainment Society of Goa and the International
Centre Goa, this event is brought to India by Breakthrough New Delhi, an
international human rights organization that aims at raising awareness of
human rights and social justice through the media. In 2008, the attempt of
the festival is to bring to the fore untold stories from the past. The
common thread of human rights runs through these award winning and
critically acclaimed films from countries as diverse as Tunisia, China,
Rwanda, Sudan and Brazil.

The Festival opened with a screening of 'Assaulted Dream' a film about the
dangerous journey that thousands of people from the impoverished countries
of South America undertake in the hope of crossing into the U.S.A. through
Mexico. Directed by Uli Stelzner the film depicts with touching honesty the
strength of a collected hope in finding the American dream and the all too
often tragic end of it.

The film sparked a discussion on who the oppressor is and how is he born?
Should we not look inwards and examine ourselves closely. Are we a tolerant
society? How do we look at immigrants from Bangladesh and Pakistan? Even
within the country how do we treat our interstate migrants? Do we accept the
human right to a better life for all people and if so, how far are we
willing to be sensitive to this issue. Are we not guilty of condemning them
when they intrude on our personal space.

'You, Waguih' is the story of diaspora; the conflict experienced by
first-generation emigrants because of a rupture in the continuity of
ancestral memory and an estrangement between traditional and assimilated
culture. The film unfolds poignantly through the fractured conversations and
extended silences between the screenwriter and director Namir Abdel Messeeh
and his father, a reformed communist and former political prisoner during
the early years of the Egyptian Republic.

Critically acclaimed director Peter De Kock in his beautifully shot film,
tells a strange and bizarre tale in his documentary 'The Hands of Che
Guavara' through the testimonies and anecdotes of remarkable men and women
prepared to risk their lives to recover the severed and missing hands of Che
Guavara. In a story that raised issues about a countries right to remember
its past and interpret its history in choosing its heroes and legends.

Before the screenings at the Maquinez Palace at ESG Complex there was a
short inaugural ceremony, during which Mr. Manoj Srivastava, CEO,
Entertainment Society of Goa welcomed the audience and assured them of ESG's
commitment to raising awareness, access and appreciation of good cinema in
Goa, through Film Festivals. Ms. Rashmi Dhanwani, Manager Media & Internet,
Breakthrough introduced her Organisation and briefly spoke about its
objective of spreading awareness of Human Rights issues and Ms. Deepa
Chaudhury, Secretary, Moving Images delivered a Vote of Thanks. (ENDS)
http://www.moviesgoa.org/page/tri_continental/


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4th Tri Continental Film Festival Opens in Goa


Friday, 25th July 2008 - The 4th Tri Continental Film Festival returned to
Goa this year, much to the delight of an audience thirsting as much for good
cinema as for contemporary documentation of human rights issues from the
Global South - Asia, Africa and America. Hosted by Moving Images in
collaboration with the Entertainment Society of Goa and the International
Centre Goa, this event is brought to India by Breakthrough New Delhi, an
international human rights organization that aims at raising awareness of
human rights and social justice through the media. In 2008, the attempt of
the festival is to bring to the fore untold stories from the past. The
common thread of human rights runs through these award winning and
critically acclaimed films from countries as diverse as Tunisia, China,
Rwanda, Sudan and Brazil.

The Festival opened with a screening of 'Assaulted Dream' a film about the
dangerous journey that thousands of people from the impoverished countries
of South America undertake in the hope of crossing into the U.S.A. through
Mexico. Directed by Uli Stelzner the film depicts with touching honesty the
strength of a collected hope in finding the American dream and the all too
often tragic end of it.

The film sparked a discussion on who the oppressor is and how is he born?
Should we not look inwards and examine ourselves closely. Are we a tolerant
society? How do we look at immigrants from Bangladesh and Pakistan? Even
within the country how do we treat our interstate migrants? Do we accept the
human right to a better life for all people and if so, how far are we
willing to be sensitive to this issue. Are we not guilty of condemning them
when they intrude on our personal space.

'You, Waguih' is the story of diaspora; the conflict experienced by
first-generation emigrants because of a rupture in the continuity of
ancestral memory and an estrangement between traditional and assimilated
culture. The film unfolds poignantly through the fractured conversations and
extended silences between the screenwriter and director Namir Abdel Messeeh
and his father, a reformed communist and former political prisoner during
the early years of the Egyptian Republic.

Critically acclaimed director Peter De Kock in his beautifully shot film,
tells a strange and bizarre tale in his documentary 'The Hands of Che
Guavara' through the testimonies and anecdotes of remarkable men and women
prepared to risk their lives to recover the severed and missing hands of Che
Guavara. In a story that raised issues about a countries right to remember
its past and interpret its history in choosing its heroes and legends.

Before the screenings at the Maquinez Palace at ESG Complex there was a
short inaugural ceremony, during which Mr. Manoj Srivastava, CEO,
Entertainment Society of Goa welcomed the audience and assured them of ESG's
commitment to raising awareness, access and appreciation of good cinema in
Goa, through Film Festivals. Ms. Rashmi Dhanwani, Manager Media & Internet,
Breakthrough introduced her Organisation and briefly spoke about its
objective of spreading awareness of Human Rights issues and Ms. Deepa
Chaudhury, Secretary, Moving Images delivered a Vote of Thanks. (ENDS)
http://www.moviesgoa.org/page/tri_continental/


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4th Tri Continental Film Festival Opens in Goa


Friday, 25th July 2008 - The 4th Tri Continental Film Festival returned to
Goa this year, much to the delight of an audience thirsting as much for good
cinema as for contemporary documentation of human rights issues from the
Global South - Asia, Africa and America. Hosted by Moving Images in
collaboration with the Entertainment Society of Goa and the International
Centre Goa, this event is brought to India by Breakthrough New Delhi, an
international human rights organization that aims at raising awareness of
human rights and social justice through the media. In 2008, the attempt of
the festival is to bring to the fore untold stories from the past. The
common thread of human rights runs through these award winning and
critically acclaimed films from countries as diverse as Tunisia, China,
Rwanda, Sudan and Brazil.

The Festival opened with a screening of 'Assaulted Dream' a film about the
dangerous journey that thousands of people from the impoverished countries
of South America undertake in the hope of crossing into the U.S.A. through
Mexico. Directed by Uli Stelzner the film depicts with touching honesty the
strength of a collected hope in finding the American dream and the all too
often tragic end of it.

The film sparked a discussion on who the oppressor is and how is he born?
Should we not look inwards and examine ourselves closely. Are we a tolerant
society? How do we look at immigrants from Bangladesh and Pakistan? Even
within the country how do we treat our interstate migrants? Do we accept the
human right to a better life for all people and if so, how far are we
willing to be sensitive to this issue. Are we not guilty of condemning them
when they intrude on our personal space.

'You, Waguih' is the story of diaspora; the conflict experienced by
first-generation emigrants because of a rupture in the continuity of
ancestral memory and an estrangement between traditional and assimilated
culture. The film unfolds poignantly through the fractured conversations and
extended silences between the screenwriter and director Namir Abdel Messeeh
and his father, a reformed communist and former political prisoner during
the early years of the Egyptian Republic.

Critically acclaimed director Peter De Kock in his beautifully shot film,
tells a strange and bizarre tale in his documentary 'The Hands of Che
Guavara' through the testimonies and anecdotes of remarkable men and women
prepared to risk their lives to recover the severed and missing hands of Che
Guavara. In a story that raised issues about a countries right to remember
its past and interpret its history in choosing its heroes and legends.

Before the screenings at the Maquinez Palace at ESG Complex there was a
short inaugural ceremony, during which Mr. Manoj Srivastava, CEO,
Entertainment Society of Goa welcomed the audience and assured them of ESG's
commitment to raising awareness, access and appreciation of good cinema in
Goa, through Film Festivals. Ms. Rashmi Dhanwani, Manager Media & Internet,
Breakthrough introduced her Organisation and briefly spoke about its
objective of spreading awareness of Human Rights issues and Ms. Deepa
Chaudhury, Secretary, Moving Images delivered a Vote of Thanks. (ENDS)
http://www.moviesgoa.org/page/tri_continental/


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4th Tri Continental Film Festival Opens in Goa


Friday, 25th July 2008 - The 4th Tri Continental Film Festival returned to
Goa this year, much to the delight of an audience thirsting as much for good
cinema as for contemporary documentation of human rights issues from the
Global South - Asia, Africa and America. Hosted by Moving Images in
collaboration with the Entertainment Society of Goa and the International
Centre Goa, this event is brought to India by Breakthrough New Delhi, an
international human rights organization that aims at raising awareness of
human rights and social justice through the media. In 2008, the attempt of
the festival is to bring to the fore untold stories from the past. The
common thread of human rights runs through these award winning and
critically acclaimed films from countries as diverse as Tunisia, China,
Rwanda, Sudan and Brazil.

The Festival opened with a screening of 'Assaulted Dream' a film about the
dangerous journey that thousands of people from the impoverished countries
of South America undertake in the hope of crossing into the U.S.A. through
Mexico. Directed by Uli Stelzner the film depicts with touching honesty the
strength of a collected hope in finding the American dream and the all too
often tragic end of it.

The film sparked a discussion on who the oppressor is and how is he born?
Should we not look inwards and examine ourselves closely. Are we a tolerant
society? How do we look at immigrants from Bangladesh and Pakistan? Even
within the country how do we treat our interstate migrants? Do we accept the
human right to a better life for all people and if so, how far are we
willing to be sensitive to this issue. Are we not guilty of condemning them
when they intrude on our personal space.

'You, Waguih' is the story of diaspora; the conflict experienced by
first-generation emigrants because of a rupture in the continuity of
ancestral memory and an estrangement between traditional and assimilated
culture. The film unfolds poignantly through the fractured conversations and
extended silences between the screenwriter and director Namir Abdel Messeeh
and his father, a reformed communist and former political prisoner during
the early years of the Egyptian Republic.

Critically acclaimed director Peter De Kock in his beautifully shot film,
tells a strange and bizarre tale in his documentary 'The Hands of Che
Guavara' through the testimonies and anecdotes of remarkable men and women
prepared to risk their lives to recover the severed and missing hands of Che
Guavara. In a story that raised issues about a countries right to remember
its past and interpret its history in choosing its heroes and legends.

Before the screenings at the Maquinez Palace at ESG Complex there was a
short inaugural ceremony, during which Mr. Manoj Srivastava, CEO,
Entertainment Society of Goa welcomed the audience and assured them of ESG's
commitment to raising awareness, access and appreciation of good cinema in
Goa, through Film Festivals. Ms. Rashmi Dhanwani, Manager Media & Internet,
Breakthrough introduced her Organisation and briefly spoke about its
objective of spreading awareness of Human Rights issues and Ms. Deepa
Chaudhury, Secretary, Moving Images delivered a Vote of Thanks. (ENDS)
http://www.moviesgoa.org/page/tri_continental/


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