Celebrating indigenous filmmaking on International Day

The event will be held on 9 August in New York and is organized by the Secretariat of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in cooperation with the NGO Committee on the International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

The theme of the observance at UN Headquarters will be “Celebrating Indigenous Filmmaking.” The event will take place from 2 – 5 pm in Conference Room 1 and compulsory registrations need to be submitted by 6 August, through an email with full name to indigenous_un@un.org. Holders of valid UN grounds passes do not need to register.

The programme of the event is not yet ready but will include messages from the Secretary General, the Under-Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs and the Chairperson of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. In addition, there will also be a screening of films made by indigenous filmmakers and a question and answer session with an indigenous film maker will take place.

For more information: http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/index.html

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