Peace Film Festival: "Images of Conflict; Imaginings of Peace"

Published on 27th October 2008

The Beyond Juba Project invites you to a Peace Film Festival, 'Images of Conflict; Imaginings of Peace', due to take place on 30th-31st October 2008 at the National Theatre, from 3:00pm-7:30pm daily. This film festival will feature screenings and discussions on the subject of conflict, peace and reconciliation. Entrance is FREE.

The programme for the film festival will be as follows:

Thursday, 30th October

3.00 pm Trapped in Anguish - an informed account of the war in northern Uganda, its humanitarian implications and the process of return and reintegration of former combatants 

3.30 pm Ekisil - a graphic docu-drama on the culture and values of the Karamojong and  their struggle to find a lasting peace in the region

4.20 pm Panel discussion on the conflict in northern Uganda and the situation in Karamoja, with David Pulkol, African Leadership Institute, Naome A. Mao, filmmaker, Giovanni Dall'Oglio, filmmaker, Hon. Lomanio Paul, Chairman, LCV Kotido district, and others

5.50 pm Uganda Rising - this multiple award-winning film, featuring interviews with Betty Bigombe, Samantha Power, President Museveni and Mahmood Mamdani, amongst others, gives a ground-breaking account of the 20-year war in northern Uganda

Friday, 31st October

3.00 pm  What about us? - the Refugee Law Project launches its documentary on urban IDPs and their exclusion from IDP policy, to be followed by a discussion with the IDPs themselves

3.30 pm  Panel discussion on the return of IDPs and the challenges faced by their urban counterparts, with Apollo Kazungo, Office of the Prime Minister, a representative of UNHCR, and others

4.15 pm We didn't know - the process of truth telling is unraveled in this insightful documentary on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa

4.40 pm  Panel discussion on justice, truth and reconciliation in Uganda with Ofwono Opondo, NRM deputy spokesperson, Wafula Oguttu, FDC spokesperson, and H. E. South African High Commissioner

5.40 pm  Red Dust - an award-winning drama exposing the complexities of truth telling at South Africa's TRC through the disparate lives of it witnesses. 

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Angella Nabwowe
Communications Officer
Refugee Law Project
+256-414-232552 / 0774-923226
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