Living Together: Interfaith Short Film Festival & Conference
7 Dec 2021
International Screening of short films from Asia, Middle East, and Northern Africa
There is growing concern over extremist voices and actions showing that hostility against the ‘religious others’ have worsened in different parts of the world. But there are also many positive examples of people of faith who demonstrate a different way of life by embracing inclusivity.
The goal of these interfaith short films from Asia, Middle East, and Northern Africa is to showcase positive stories and realistic struggles from the grass roots, aiming to serve as lived examples and promote healthy interfaith relations.
Fernand de Varennes, UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues
Screening of short films from Asia and Middle East/Northern Africa
- Discussions with expert panellists:
- How do these films address good practice of interfaith understanding? Can these films serve as educational tools that contribute to interfaith understanding?
- What challenges related to interfaith understanding surface in the making of such films and use of them for educational purposes? How may such challenges be overcome or dealt with?
- Announcement of winners of international short film competition
- Launch of new web stories on interfaith understanding and co-existence
- The Lutheran World Federation
- Minority Rights Group International
- Ceasefire: Centre for Civilian Rights
- Basa Bali
- Hein Namotemo Indonesia Foundation
* The international film festival is organized as a part of a project on freedom of religion or belief and interfaith understanding. The project is funded by NORAD (Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation).