An Oxfam award-winning film challenging the deep-rooted patriarchy in India cannot be screened in the country. The Central Board of Film Certification has refused to certify ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’, saying the movie is “lady orientated” and contains “contentious sexual scenes, abusive words [and] audio pornography.”
The story of a Syrian refugee who begins a new life in Jordan’s Zaatari camp fixing mobile phones and helps fellow refugees print off photos of happier times is the focus of an upcoming documentary film which will be previewed to mark World Refugee Day (June 20th) as part of a joint campaign by Oxfam and the European Commission’s Office for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO).
This shocking film, from the Polochic Valley in Guatemala, captures in detail what happens when people have their land taken from them. Thank you to CIFCA who helped us make this video.
Emirati director and Oxfam supporter Ali F. Mostafa has swapped the high-wire drama of his highly successful City of Life and Classified films for a new short video looking at one of the most pressing humanitarian challenges in the world today.
An appeal from film director Ali Mostafa on behalf of Oxfam on the need for action on the Sahel food crisis affecting 18 million people. To act go to http://sahel2012.org