Human Rights Art & Film Festival in Thailand
Move Media Communication (MMC) is one of the core platform including Amnesty International- Thailand, Centre for Human Rights and Social Development (CHRSD), Mahidol University, South East Asia Regional Cooperation in Human Development (SEARCH) have organized a Human Rights Film and Arts Festival titled ‘Move Media Rights Festival’ (MMRF, www.mmrf-asia.org) in Thailand April-May 2009. The program run over a period of 8 days, including screening of approximately 30 human rights related films, exhibitions, performances, 9 dialogues on core issues based films with film makers and experts in the presence of audience and media, including the ‘Maria Therese Godskesen Memorial Lecture’ on Film and Human Right. In addition, a two days workshop on ‘Films and Human Rights’ was held with the presence of 13 selected participants from different parts of the world. We are on the 2nd e3dtion of Festival which will took place on June 2011.
Documentary Film on rights & human security issues:
The Dreaming Vendors …Ebong Shaupno Jatree
Research & develop social media campaign for awareness on rights based issues
Upcoming: Prospect & limitation of theatre & its audience : an experience sharing workshop
Jointly organised with Oboyob Natyadal on January 8, 2011
Regional consultation on Gender Theatre in South Asia
To assess the effectiveness of theatre media in addressing issues of gender and politics MMC started its South Asia project in Bangladesh through mapping workshop on 19th April 2008. MMC worked and supported four theatre centers – Rakhal, CTRD, Babue and Nattmandap to organize the seminar workshop. Theatre academics and researchers made the observations at the daylong workshop styled ‘Theatre, Gender and Politics’ at Rakhal Theatre Lab in Banani, Dhaka. Professor Abdus Selim moderated the discussions. Country Director of Action Aid, Bangldesh Farah Kabir, theatre personality Lucky Inam, theatre academic Ribon Khondokar, UNFPA representative Mohiuddin Ahmed along with 50 theatre and development activists including academics, actors, practitioners, editors and researchers took part in the workshop. According to the finding of workshop MMC have been undertaking a series of activities like translation of workshop paper and publication as part of a regional consultative events to come up with regional plan that how theatre media can be a useful tool for raising awareness about the issues of gender-politics in the South Asian communities in February 2011.