It’s fantastic to witness the energy and creativity of our colleagues from all over the world in adapting to COVID-19. Online festivals were started from scratch in Russia (Side by Side), Kazakhstan (Qara) and Venezuela (Miradas Diversas), to name a few.
In Colombia, Impulsos Foundation launched a new streaming platform for human rights films. Another partner, Cine Vagabundo, organised many well attended events on Facebook, and arranged for the broadcast of human rights films on Colombian TV.
The current lockdown is also used well to build local capacity for organising film screenings. For example FiSahara set up a training programme for Sahrawi women in Algerian refugee camps on how to organise film screenings and debates.
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