The planet and its inhabitants; feminism, diversity and integration; the concerns of our senior citizens; the milieu of Navarra... the themes of NIFF - Navarra International Film Festival revolve around social reality and education in values.
It is essential to discuss the environment and the current situation of the planet. There is still a long way to go in awareness raising, to allow us to realize that our actions are destroying the wonderful nature of Earth.
We'll discuss the importance of recycling; the sea and plastics; organic food; the technological industry and its effects on the Earth and health...
Syria, the Mediterranean, the Sahara and Mexico: Analysis of the causes of migration: war and hunger; What's life like for refugees in Spain? New turn in politics towards the extreme right...
All these are matters that concern us today, and fear is really present in each and every one of the questions raised. We'd like to take away these fears and ensure that these situations are to the mutual advantage of each and every one of us. Raise the awareness of the positive aspects of migrations and intercultural exchanges.
We consider that it's essential to include films on equality, that serves to raise awareness and to denounce. The key concepts of this area are abuse, the empowerment of women, trafficking and prostitution, socially accepted inequality, abortion, women in cinema, the glass ceiling, etc
This year, trafficking and prostitution are the focus of the Equality Theme.
There is a need to give greater visibility to a group that has been stigmatized for years. The fight for acceptance and the achievement of rights for LGTBI+ is one of our themes.
The Festival is committed to visibility; transgenderism; homophobia, how to put an end to it; gender identity, etc.
What's normal and what's not? There's nothing more subjective and artificial than establishing limits between one term and another. Because we're diverse and function differently, however society has still not fully grasped this.
We'd like to convey a message of equality, of acceptance and coexistence.
Our Senior Citizens are generally "forgotten" by society. That's why we'd like to give them a leading role in our festival. Offer them a space where we can give them our time and our affection, to all their stories.
Some are helping out us as volunteers, providing their experience in this venture.
Mental health is an essential element for the well-being of all people. Stigma and social discrimination are real barriers to recovery.
NIFF is committed to inclusion, equal opportunities, giving voice and visibility to affected people and, above all, to protect human rights.
On this occasion, the quarantine that we suffer throughout the planet is something unknown. We have never been so globalized. Covid19 will undoubtedly make us stronger and hopefully also wiser. Perhaps this is the time when humanity should consider a revision of the scale of values that superimpose personal interests to common ones in a society where money sweeps everything. Perhaps this pandemic is a natural fit from mother earth herself
Xenophobic groups and abuse of power have gained prominence in the reality of supposedly advanced countries such as the United States or Spain in recent years. The respect and dignity of people is above any race, religion or social stratum, so NIFF wants to focus on this problem to help eliminate it from society. Cinema, education and knowledge of the other are our tools.