There are movies, then there are “movies”, and, we watch them for many different reasons. For instance, my 10 year old has been consistently reminding me of our date for the new “Johnny English – Reborn” feature – something which I’m actually looking forward to. I think it’s about time for a short breather and get silly for a while!
Consequently, an email from an old friend reminded me of the 2011 Freedom Film Festival – organised by Komas once again, which features about 20 documentaries on human rights issues in Malaysia, ranging from child refugees, women’s rights, the current political climate and national identity.
This year’s Freedom Film Fest kicks off at the Wisma Bentley Auditorium, Petaling Jaya on 1st. Oct, moves up north to Penang on the 8th Oct., then travels to Kuching on the 29th and Miri on the 30th.
According to its website, also slated for the tour this time are the smaller towns like Bukit Mertajam, Sri Manjung, Ipoh, Muar and Johor Baru. This is good news for the so many of us who would otherwise be starved of such films. The synopses also offer a glimpse of what story lines are being portrayed on screen this year.
Better still, you can watch the previous years’ Freedom Film Fest movies online.
Oh yes, one final thing. The FFF is by invitation only. You will need to register for FREE INVITES. You can register online here. If by any chance the registration is closed, you may do so at the appropriate venue at least 20 minutes before movie time.
It can’t be any easier than this folks! I just did minutes ago. So, take some time out, bring your family and friends for a different kind of movie experience. Have a break – have a Kit Kat moment!
To infinity and beyond! – Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story.
You got a dream… You gotta protect it. People can’t do somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want somethin’, go get it. Period.
~ Will Smith, The Pursuit of Happyness.