Preview: Artivist Film Festival

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Preview: Artivist Film Festival

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Want to spend a weekend watching films made by talented directors while increasing your knowledge and awareness of issues affecting humanity, animals, and the environment? From Friday March 5th to Saturday March 6th, the Artivist Film Festival will be held at The Shaw Theatre in London, following a successful run in Los Angeles. The festival will show 14 films, documentaries, and short films, with topics ranging from the ice bears of Beaufort to human trafficking and sexual exploitation in Asia.

First held in 2004, the Artivist film festival has been endorsed by Claes Nobel of the Nobel Prize family, Amnesty International, and the United Nations Department of Public Information. It has premiered many films that have gone on to great acclaim, including Academy Award winner Born Into Brothels, Academy Award Nominees Super-Size Me and God Sleeps in Rwanda, and the Los Angeles Premieres of Fast Food Nation, Emmanuelle's Gift, Stolen Childhoods, Zeitgeist, Zeitgest Addendum and Trudell.

The festival kicks off on Friday March 5th at 8pm with Yoni Bentovim’s short film Out of Sight, Out of Mind, and Brian Single’s documentary Children of War.

By JennW

All info at www.artivists.org. Ticket hotline: 0844 209 1663 or www.keithprowse.com (search Artivist). Tickets: £8 (£3 for NGO/charity staff, and students with a valid NUS card) at The Shaw Theatre, 100-110 Euston Road, London, NW1 2AJ. /

Last Updated 03 March 2010