KOTA KINABALU 20/10/2012: Three short documentaries will take centre stage during the Freedom Film Fest here next weekend.
The Sabah leg of the annual film festival will be held at the Grand Borneo Hotel at the 1Borneo Hypermall featuring the works of local filmmakers.
Established in 2003, the film festival focuses on screenings of thought-provoking short documentaries that features human rights issues.
Currently, the festival is touring the country and has held similar screenings in Penang, Johor Baru and Kuching.
The three films to be screened includes a documentary based on riots that took place in Sabah in 1986 entitled The Silent Riot.
The documentary was directed by Sabah-born Nadira Ilana.
The film won the Justin Lewis FFF 2012 Award as the Most Outstanding Human Rights Documentary.
Other films to be screened include Rights Of The Dead by Tricia Yeoh and M-C-M: Utopia Milik Siapa? by Boon Kia Meng.