Firing the imagination to visualize social change was the cornerstone of the 2011 inaugural Global Social Change Film Festival and Institute (GSCFFI) held this week at Arma in Ubud to end Sunday, April 17.
Through a range of films, workshops and panels, the GSCFFI highlighted the importance of storytelling through film to achieve social change.
Festival director and founder Cynthia Phillips explains the festival opens the door to information on global climate change, women’s roles in society, post-war conflict resolution, offering the public the opportunity to engage and understand and take action on these issues.
So important were the film festival’s messages, Indonesian award winning photojournalist Taufik Rahzen has called for the festival to be held annually across the region.
“In our inaugural year, the respect for and embracing of the festival has...