Welcome to the 8th annual Global Voices Film Festival sponsored by the United Nations Association of Greater Boston and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government NE Alumni Association. This is the first year that the festival is being programmed and promoted entirely in Boston with the help of our programming committee. We have also forged new alliances with local non-profits, NGOs and the wealth of academic institutions here in the bay state who have offered assistance in promoting the festival and adding to the dialogue. We thank them heartily for their contribution.
This year we are focusing on audience development making the festival a community of concerned global citizens. We are programming six issue driven programs covering environmental issues, human right and culture, global health, women’s advocacy and peace and conflict. Each of these sessions will be accompanied by a panel discussion involving area experts as well as the filmmaker (whenever possible) to delve deeper into the issue and to discuss ways that the audience can participate in solutions.
I encourage you all to come to the entire weekend program and bring a friend, your family, your co-workers, your neighbors, your church group, anyone who is interested in what’s going on in the world and be informed, engaged and enlightened. Let the festival begin!