Shock Waves 2012 (Second International Film Festival on Disaster Risk Reduction); 3-4 Aug, 2012 at Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Center, New Delhi; humanrescueintermedia

Shockwaves 2012

24 July 2012
http://southasia.oneworld.net/event/shockwaves-2012

Global Forum for Disaster Reduction (GFDR) is organizing Shock Waves 2012 (Second International Film Festival on Disaster Risk Reduction) in collaboration with Japan Foundation, India on 3-4 Aug, 2012 at Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Center, New Delhi. The theme for this year’s Film Festival is "Learnings from Japan".

What
When 03 August 2012 to
04 August 2012
Where Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre
Contact Name Victoria
Contact Phone +91 9891789237

Various regions of the world have been prone to many kinds of natural and man-made disasters. Dissemination of information and experience are effective ways of mitigating the impacts of a disaster. Films are an important medium of communication, creating a long lasting impact of the message they intend to convey. Though many national and international organizations have produced many documentaries and films on issues relating to disaster management but they have so far been deprived of a right platform. Global Forum for Disaster Reduction (GFDR) is committed to provide an international platform to producers of these documentaries and films from various countries. This will result in experience sharing and raising awareness. Cinema is a powerful tool of documentation and dissemination and a film festival of this nature can go long away in promoting awareness about disaster risk reduction.

Global Forum for Disaster Reduction (GFDR) started this initiative in 2010 with an Asian Film Festival on Disaster Risk Reduction at Incheon (Republic of Korea) during 4th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR). GFDR then upscaled the event to International level and hosted First International Film Festival on Disaster Risk Reduction Shock Waves 2011, on 12-13 April 2011 at New Delhi. This event was organized in collaboration with National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), United Nations Disaster Management Team (UNDMT, India), Unicef, Sphere India, Plan India and Film Trust India. This year again GFDR is organizing Shock Waves 2012 (Second International Film Festival on Disaster Risk Reduction). Japan Foundation, India has consented to collaborate with this event.

The Film Festival will screen films received from different parts of the world on following categories:

(a) Learnings from Japan

(b) Living with Disasters

(c) Beyond Disasters (Sustainable Development)

(d) Indigenous Knowledge and Practices

(e) Protecting our Earth (CCA and Environment issues)

(f) Culture of Disaster Preparedness (School and Community Focus)

The entry to the event is FREE. Detailed programme schedule will be shared later. High level dignitaries and disaster management professionals, policy makers, film experts and students are expected to be present on the occasion.

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