DawnWatch tip: Artivist Film Festival November 9-12, 2006

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

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From: DawnWatch – news [at] dawnwatch.com
Date: Oct 25, 2006 8:37 PM
Subject: DawnWatch tip: Artivist Film Festival November 9-12, 2006

The following comes from the Artivist Film Festival organizers. It might be most relevant to Angelenos but I send it out to everyone as it an event with which all activists should be familiar, and because for some it might even be a good excuse for a trip to Los Angeles.

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“Merging Art & Activism For Global Consciousness”. Join us November 9-12, 2006 at the renowned Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Celebrity Activists Joaquin Phoenix, Daryl Hannah, Matthew McConaughey, and activist Films from around the globe will be honored at this year’s 3rd Annual Artivist Film Festival & The 2006 Artivist Awards. 65 International Films will be presented during the 4 day Festival. Filmmakers from around the world unite at the annual Artivist Film Festival to address the importance of art and activism in our global community.

“ARTIVIST” is the 1st international Film Festival dedicated to addressing Human Rights, Children’s Advocacy, Environmental Preservation, and Animal Rights. Its mission is to strengthen the voice of international activist artists – “Artivists” – while raising public awareness for social global causes.

During the past 3 years, the Annual Artivist Film Festival has screened 159 international activist Films from 34 countries, has reached millions of people with its public relations campaign, and has received renowned international support.

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