To address marginalisation, police excesses, migration and other human rights issues, the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) today inaugurated its film festival 'A Matter of Right(s)' here.
The event will feature nearly a dozen critically-acclaimed films and documentaries from India and abroad.
'We are hosting this film festival to mark CHRI's 30th anniversary, and in continuation of Commonwealth Day celebrations. We hope this will be an annual feature and if possible would like to make it a travelling festival,' Sanjoy Hazarika, Director at CHRI, said.
Some of the films scheduled to be screened are 'Not My Life' by Mike Pandey, 'Candles in the Wind' by Kavita Bahl and Nandan Saxena, 'Le Cas Pinochet' (The Pinochet Case) by P Guzman, 'What the Fields Remember' by Subasri Krishnan, 'Rambuai' by Maulee Senapati, and 'Diamantes Negros' (Black Diamonds) by Miguel Alcantud.
Held in collaboration with the Centre for Studies for Violence, Memory and Trauma (CSVMT) at Delhi University and Department of English and Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (CNESPR) at Jamia Millia Islamia University here, the festival marks CHRI's 30th anniversary.
It will be held at the Delhi University on March 24-25, and at Jamia Millia Islamia University on March 27.