A group of musiciaCalled the Barrel of the Gun, this non-competitive section of FSA includes films from throughout the world, from Colombia to Cambodia, Rwanda to Bosnia-Herzegovina and Peru to Nepal. They tackle a variety of themes-a former UN commander coming to terms with the massacre that he could not prevent, the pursuit of justice against perpetrators of war crimes and internally displaced people trying to find their bearings. In view of the ongoing conflicts in Nepal and other parts of South Asia the festival's organisers feel the documentaries from abroad will provide many lessons for this region.
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Archivo de la Identidad
A compelling documentary about Argentine children raised by the people who tortured and killed their parents. Kumari Hall B, 3 October, 2.30 PM.
This film explores the significance of checkpoints on the Palestine-Israel border, which often serve as the first point of contact between people from both sides. Kumari Hall A, 3 October, 5PM.
Deacon of Death
The story of a woman who tries to bring a murderer (whose crimes she witnessed as a child) to justice. Kumari Hall A, 3 October, 3.45 PM.
Shake Hands with the Devil- the Journey of Romeo Dallaire
An international award winner about the Canadian lieutenant- general in command of the UN mission to Rwanda during the 1994 genocide (see pic). Kumari Hall B, 3 October, 3.30 PM.
A 12-year-old Pakistani-Muslim girl accidentally crosses the mine-laden border into India and makes friends with a Hindu schoolteacher. He must find a way to stop Indian soldiers from looking for the 'terrorist' who has crossed into their country (pictured above). Kumari Hall B, 3 October, 2.30 PM.