I am at Cannes Film Festival to be part of
the Producers Network. To learn, make new contacts, pitch my new projects to the potential investors and find us co-producers.
Wish me luck!
Everyday at Cannes film festival is a real treat, meeting people, knowing about new beautiful film projects, learning about new ways, new chances and new opportunities and of course learning about each other's struggle and hearing about the solutions.
But today was a very special day, very dear day to me. I attended to a whole day seminar with five different panels regarding the films about and from refugees with the title: "Refugee voices in film". The day was mainly organized by UNHCR, LEFTA & Marché du Film.
I saw many initiatives, many titles coming by and many people who are telling the stories of refugees through cinema! It was amazing, wonderful, most of the times very heartbreaking, but even sometimes funny.
Dance Iranian Style would be totally fit between these films, but being still not very known in the Dutch film scene and being totally unknown in the France film scene, made our participation impossible. But I tried my best to introduce our film to the different members of the panel. I hope it will be fruitful for us.
Aside being among these wonderful people who work passionately to give the refugees a voice, the whole day was very educational and very fascinating. I hope we could have such a positive and instructive seminars in the Netherlands. The message all of the guests (being refugee themselves or very active involved with refugees) was: the humanity must stay with humanity. The problem of refugees is not their problem, but it is a global problem. We all should contribute to solve this problem with humanity and compassion.