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Cinema for Social Change at Tbilisi International Film Festival


Cinema for Social Change at Tbilisi International Film Festival 2015!

1-5 December 2015


A handpicked selection of essential films on challenges of contemporary societies and citizen activism worldwide will be presented to the Georgian public this December in Tbilisi. The third edition of the “Cinema For Social Change” program is set to take place as part of the 16th Tbilisi International Film Festival between 1 and 5 December 2015. The screenings will be accompanied by workshops, Q&As, lecture and an open discussion built around most pressing topics.

Cinema for Social Change is an international film project dedicated to presenting documentary and feature films focused on some of the essential political and social issues facing people today. Organized by, it covers not only the most important and moving films prepared from different countries around the world but also discussions, lectures, Q&As and workshops. The programme is curated by Adam Michnik, charismatic editor in chief of Poland’s biggest daily newspaper, legendary member of Solidarity movement, and Richard Pena - Professor of Film Studies at Columbia University, as well as the Program Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Director of the New York Film Festival 1988 through 2012.

The first events of the new edition of the Cinema for Social Change will start with open to the public masterclasses conducted by Richard Pena between 27 - 28 November 2015. The beginning of the Tbilisi International Film Festival on 1th of December will be marked with the first screenings of films as part of the Cinema for Social Change programme as well as a lecture and debate with Adam Michnik at Tbilisi State University. The programme will officially open with the film directed by Katarzyna Kolenda-Zaleska’s Miracle of History (2014), in which the history and aftermath of Poland's entrance into the European Union is given a dynamic and informative overview.

In the course of the programme, the audiences will get the opportunity to watch 7 documentaries and feature films from Poland, Israel, Spain, USA, France and Georgia. The selected films represent not only a range of important topics but also a wide variety of cinematic styles. These films do not provide any answers to the issues they address; rather what they attempt to do is to provide a human face to those issues, to move these discussions out of the realm of abstract political debate and onto the terrain of the actual lives of citizens from around the world - from Iraq to Bolivia to Georgia to Poland and beyond.


Cinema for Social Change detailed program: http://culture.pl/en/event/cinema-for-social-change-at-tbilisi-internati... www.tbilisifilmfestival.ge

A detailed programme in English and Georgian is appended at the end of this post.

Culture.pl, Tbilisi International Film Festival 2015