“Cinema du Sud” is a film festival organised by local NGOs to show movies that give people from the global south a voice.
The documentaries in the Cinéma du Sud series tackle subjects ranging from climate change and children’s rights, to consumerism and women’s and girls’ rights.
Due to the current covid pandemic, this year’s summer edition is taking place online. Together with the French platform “La Vingt-Cinquième Heure” and the local Caramba cinema chain.
The festival continues this week with a screening on Friday at 7pm of Shraysi Tandon’s “Invisible Hands” (photo), an exposé of child labour around the world. Watch the trailer here.
Next week’s screening is Hassan Fazili’s extraordinary “Midnight Traveller”. The film, first shown at the Luxembourg City Film Festival, documents how the Afghan filmmaker and his family try to flee their country. And on 31 July, “Minga - Voces de Resistencia” takes a look at civil resistance in South America.
Each screening is followed by a discussion via chat and video with other viewers, organizers, filmmakers and activists.