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“Looking ahead to 2015 and beyond, there is no question that we can achieve the overarching goal: we can put an end to poverty. In almost all instances, experience has demonstrated the validity of earlier agreements on the way forward; in other words, we know what to do. But it requires an unswerving, collective, long-term effort.” United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

About the Festival

The Development Film Festival is envisioned to be a creative platform for the film makers to showcase their works on the themes and issues concerning development of the poor and vulnerable communities. The Festival is an opportunity to echo the voices of the voiceless by the filmmakers to share their products that are ground-breaking in form or content, inventive, challenging or going beyond conventions The Centre for Development Communication of DHAN Foundation organises this Festival. The centre feels raising the public awareness and political will is imperative to promote and sustain any development action. The Festival organised every year on a selected theme in development intends to create a platform for the development film makers to screen their products and to promote the public view, debate and meaningful action around the issues.

5th Festival 'Fight Poverty: Connect and Commit for MDGs'

End poverty by 2015.This is the historic promise 189 world leaders made at the United Nations Millennium Summit in 2000 when they agreed to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs set time bound targets for in reducing poverty, hunger, disease, lack of adequate shelter and exclusion, ensuring gender equality, health, education and environmental sustainability.

The Goals are ambitious but feasible. Fighting against poverty is an ethical, social, political and economic imperative. The world has enough money, resources and technology to end poverty forever. In envisioning a world that is free, secure and prosperous, the MDGs call for both partnership and sharing responsibility. No one government or institution can achieve human development alone, it is a joint commitment. It calls for a common platform for everyone to share knowledge, resources, expertise, and develop solutions.

The 5th Development Film Festival intends to bring the film makers together to showcase the stories of hope with their creative products made on the themes and issues related to the MDGs.

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Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

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