13. October: How film can be a tool for social change


Breakfast seminar on how film can be a tool for social change

Norwegian PEN, Plan International Norway and Films from the South Festival invite to a breakfast seminar

Thursday 13th of October, 09:00-10:30

Amalie Skram, Literature House in Oslo     

We have invited prominent directors and journalists to discuss this topic, and we are honored that the Pakistani Ambassador Riffat Masood, will open the seminar, as well as participate in the panel discussion.

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is a journalist, filmmaker and activist. She has established a career as a filmmaker in and outside Pakistan, and is the recipient of several awards, including two Academy Awards, six Emmy Awards, and a Lux Style Award. In 2012, the Government of Pakistan awarded her with the Hilal-e-Imtiaz, the second highest civilian honour of the country. That same year, Time named her as one of the “100 most influential people in the world”.

Mohammed Ali Naqvi is an internationally celebrated filmmaker whose work has won more than 25 prestigious awards and honours, and whose films have been showcased in fil festivals including Toronto Tribeca, Berlin, IDFA, Full Frame and AFI, and venue including the Museum of Modern Art and the United Nations in New York.

Emilie Beck, director and actress, has starred in several Norwegian movies. She won the Directors Choice Awards in Sacramento for the short film “Blikkfang” in 2014. She is the host in the Aftenposten TV series “Stuck” from 2016, where she meets child brides in Asia. The series has been launched in over 70 countries.

Elisabeth Eide, Vice President of Norwegian PEN and Professor, Department of Journalism and Media Studies


Welcome by moderator Elisabeth Eide, Vice President of Norwegian PEN

Opening speech by the Pakistani Ambassador Riffat Masood

Introduction by director Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy: http://www.filmfrasor.no/filmbase/2016/a-girl-in-the-river

Introduction by director Mohammed Ali Naqvi: http://www.filmfrasor.no/filmbase/2016/among-the-believers

Q and A with the audience .

There will be served coffee/tea and light refreshments.
The program is free and open for all.