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'Globalization of indifference': Theme of 2013 Tertio Millennio Filmfest in Rome

2013-11-30

Pope Francis has often denounced the "globalization of indifference,” which desensitizes people from the suffering of others. This year, organizers for the Tertio Millennio Filmfest chose his words as the theme of the festival.

MSGR. CARLOS AZEVEDO 
Pontifical Council for Culture
"Indifference is a sign of modern day individualism, which might be the most grave sin because it kills relationships with others. Because of this, it's a form of isolation, each person is left with their own problems.”

The film festival is organized by the Fondazione Ento dello Spettacolo, a group dedicated to promoting movie culture within Italy. The Pontifical Councils for Culture and Social Communications also take part.

It'll take place from December 3-8th in Rome. Organizers selected eleven films for the festival, all of which share a common theme.

FR. IVAN MAFFEIS
President, Fondazione Ento dello Spettacolo
"These films have or bring together stories of  victims from indifference. But at the same time, through film they pose uneasy questions to viewers. They make us understand that, often, violence spreads and amplifies if we do nothing about it, if we are not engaged, or if we do not take responsibility.”

This year's films are truly international, and come from all corners of the globe. The 17th edition of the Tertio Millenio Film Fest will kick off with "All is Lost,” a drama featuring American film legend Robert Redford.

Other films include Taiwanese film "Stray Dogs,” which won the Grand Jury Prize at this year's Venice Film Festival.

MSGR. CARLOS AZEVEDO 
Pontifical Council for Culture
"Indifference is a serious disease in today's society. One way to open your eyes, to wake up, is through films, which use art to get our attentions, and look out for those signs of moral sickness in the world.”

The festival was established in 1997. The inaugural edition was blessed John Paul II. This year, in addition to the film screenings and awards, there will be several presentations and events promoting cinema.

To view the festival program, click here.


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