The International Oriental Film Festival of Geneva celebrates its 10th anniversary at a time when barbarism threatens peace between East and West. While the ranks of obscurantist and racist groups are growing, the voices of wisdom and love remain inaudible. The International Oriental Film Festival of Geneva wants to amplify the sounds of those first victims.
Dedicated to Love, the FIFOG responds to hatred with love, to violence with art, to barbarism with poetry, to obscurantism with light, to racism with fraternity, and to blindness with lucidity. This guiding idea is concentrated in an arrangement of 100 impertinent and fresh works from East and West, accompanied by sixty guests. Already celebrated in other lands, each piece will compete through its aesthetic and thematic qualities before known and recognized members of the jury.
As a mirror of history, cinema enlightens and instructs on the many massacres operated in East and West, and often between people sharing the same religion. If human darkness often seeks a pretext to express itself, the light of love extracts flowers from evil and celebrates the beauty of human nature
In collaboration with national and international partners, the International Oriental Film Festival of Geneva works for cultural diversity and promotes the integration of foreign films in Switzerland. The association organizes an annual film meeting named The International Oriental Film Festival of Geneva (FIFOG).
Essential cinema event in the cultural landscape of the French-speaking part of Switzerland, the FIFOG presents a different facet of the Eastern world and strengthen the cultural bond between East and West by promoting diversity and cultural dialogue. Through films of young directors, roundtables, meetings,discussions, animations, an art exhibition and debates, the festival wants to participate to the dialogue between East and West and diminish preconceived ideas. Supported by more than 200 partners, the festival presents a hundred films of all genres this year, accompanied by sixty guests from East and West.
The 10th edition of the International Oriental Film Festival of Geneva (FIFOG) will take place from 20 to 29 March
2015 at the movie theatres of Grutli, Versoix, Lausanne and neighbouring France. This exceptional edition is sponsored by the most eminent living poet of the Arab world, Ali Ahmed Saïd Esber alias Adonis.
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