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The 3rd edition of the world's biggest international film festival on water, 'Voice from the Water 2008', will be held from September 13 to September 18 in Jnanajyothi Auditorium at the Central College campus, Bangalore. Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapoor will inaugurate the festival on Saturday at 5 p.m.

About 70 films from 30 countries will be screened during the festival, which hopes to be a tool of awareness on various water issues like global warming, dams, floods, droughts, migrations, climate change, wildlife and geopolitics, explorations of water in our daily lives and so on.

The films will be screened at multiple locations and the morning screenings are reserved for students. Along with various cultural programmes, painting and photo exhibitions, grass root activists and experts across the world will share their experiences on water issues during an interactive session to be attended by students, film makers, artistes, water activists, architects, engineers, scholars and visionaries.

The festival on water is organized by a consortium of national and international organizations that includes Bangalore Film Society, Arghyam, Society for Voluntary Action Revitalization and Justice (SVARAJ), Bangalore University, Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, Ithaca College, Mountain film Festival in Telluride USA, Alliance Francaise de Bangalore and Max Mueller Bhavan. The first edition of the festival was held in 2005 followed by the second in 2007.

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