The theme for the 2016 International Documentary Film Festival (iRep) is - "CHANGE - Documentary Films as Agent Provocateur!"
Organisers of the International Documentary Film Festival (iREP) have called for entries for the upcoming 2016 edition.
Scheduled to hold from March 24, 2016 to March 27, 2016, the theme for upcoming festival is "Change - Documentary Films as Agent Provocateur!"
Here's what Femi Odugbemi, Co-Founder & Executive Director of festival's forum has to say;
"Africa is going through a whirlwind of complex issues on many fronts that challenge our understanding of the world, of ourselves and how we sustain our pursuit of peace and prosperity. Poverty, epidemics, Terrorism, Civil wars, racial inequalities, economic imbalances, imperialism, corruption and political divisions - these challenges are urgent and critical.
They demand a response. In a world of Sound-bites, documentaries provide an opportunity to think, understand, and connect the dots. Documentary films are exploring the issues of our time, offering perspective, historical context and possibilities. They are controversial, divisive, fascinating, unexpected, and surprising.
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Documentary is not a deliberate art form, It starts from questions not answers. It's success relies not in having all the answers, but in asking the right questions. Documentary is subversive in the age of change."