The final session of day one presented a series of short films curated as “Why Poverty”—some very short at under a minute, and others around five minutes long. All were produced with the assistance of South African based NGO Steps International, and looked at different manifestations of poverty. The session got off to a great start with some very funny satire by a Tamil actor; other shorts were much more serious, and looked at dung collectors at the Pushkar camel fair, micro-loans from the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, lack of toilet facilities in India (through a very ‘graphic’ graphic feature!), and schooling for girls in Afghanistan.
The variety of films presented on the first day of FSA 2013 suggests there will be many more exciting offerings in the coming days.
Blog by Elen Turner