The brand new One World Media Festival launches this morning and will take place on the 8th & 9th of November. The festival is in association with the successful Open City Docs Festival and will host two days of guest speakers and comedians looking at human rights, international development and aid. There will also be keynote speeches, industry panels and film screenings including:
Wadjda – the first ever feature film by a Saudi Arabian woman (Haifa al-Mansour), which has been submitted to the Oscars this year.
TV Slum – a 2003 film created by Nairobi slum teenagers in and around the Kenyan capital.
Mare Chiuso (Closed Sea) – a 2012 film about Libyan refugees trying to get to Italy filmed on their mobile phones by the travellers in the boat.
Leave to Remain a film made with asylum seekers in East London about the immigration system.
The event takes place at University College London and is free as long as tickets are booked online in advance. They are available here from today (Thursday 10th October)
For more on the Open City Docs Festival check here