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Posted by Blaize Hall at 7:43PM   |  2 comments
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Blog post by Blaize Hall, Television-Radio Communications, '15, Georgia, VT

1.  Human rights film festivals were not a presence until the 1990's.

2.  Film festivals can bridge a gap between commercial distribution and independent distribution.

3.  Activist film festivals focus on films with a balance between information dissemination, rallying causes, and entertainment value.

4.  FLEFF screens a spectrum of local and international films that all somehow connect to the environmental theme.  FLEFF also includes musical artists in it's display.

5.  The highest purpose of film festivals is not the screening of the films, but the valuable discourse that happens between the audience members afterwards. 


Hi Blaize,

I too was surprised when I learned that human rights film festivals did not gain prominence on the circuit until the 1990's. Human rights seem so connected to festivals' goals of promoting conversation and less prominent works.

I think it came most surprising to me because the conversation over universal human rights has been a crucial aspect of international relations since the 40's. It seems only natural that the festival world would entertain those ideas as prominent fixtures and themes.

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