Sunday, 1 December 2013

Film Festival on Persons with Disabilities

Film festival on persons with disabilities in Bhubaneswar

BHUBANESWAR: To create awareness about disability through films, a two-day film festival started at the Institution of Engineers here on Wednesday.

The festival called, 'We Care Film Festival', will showcase nearly 30 inspirational documentary films highlighting grit and determination of persons with disabilities (PWD).

The festival got a good response as large number of students from different schools and colleges came to watch those. Besides screening of films, there was also discussions, deliberations on different disability related issues and competitions during the festival.

Satish Kapoor, founder of Brotherhood, a voluntary organization that started the festival, said: "Disability is not only a medical but more an attitudinal problem. The festival is aimed at creating awareness among parents and people to change their attitude towards persons with disability. It is a means to convey the message through images so that people can get the feel."

Police commissioner R P Sharma said, "There are many differently-abled persons amongst us who have good skill sets. I would try to involve some differently abled persons in different desk jobs in the police commissionerate office."

The festival, jointly organised by Aaina, a city-based voluntary organisation, in association with Brotherhood, also had a short film competition inviting movies of 1 min, 3 mins or 5 mins duration.

Rosaline Chaudhury, a Plus II student of Basic Science College, said: "I loved the films as they show how much able we are instead of focusing on our weaknesses. The films are very encouraging and motivating."

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