Saturday, December 29, 2007

‘A Voyage to Discover the Spirit of Freedom’

An Exhibition titled‘ A Voyage to Discover the Spirit of Freedom’ of select Indian film posters was formally inaugurated by Shri Digambar Kamat, Chief Minister of Goa ,. This the Exhibition showcases various facets of India ’s freedom struggle under five different categories. The categories are, Birth of Indian Cinema and the India’s Freedom Struggle; Reformation - films on social reconstruction; The Dawn of Independence; Armed Aggression on India and Revisiting the Past – films made on the 1962 Indo-China war, the 1965 and 1971 wars with Pakistan and the recent Kargil war and Neo-Nationalism-depicting posters of films since 1990 showing aggressive nationalist in ‘Border’, ‘Sarfarosh’, ‘Keethu Chakra’ etc and of those films which foster pride and guide the youth to take the charge of the nation as in 1942-a Love Story, Train to Pakistan, Gadar-Ek Prem Katha, Rang De Basanti, The Rising etc..Mr Sasidharan, Director of National Film Archive of India (NFAI) who has piloted the exhibition told that this endevour brings alive the heritage of Indian cinema from its beginning to the modern days though the medium of photographs and film posters. NFAI’s role involves collection of films and associated material for the purpose of preservation and permanent access in the broadest sense – research, re-use, re-release. The emphasis is on archiving for cultural purposes – to ensure the preservation and accessibility of films and related material as part of the national cultural heritage. The Documentation Section strives to trace, acquire, collect and preserve for posterity the heritage of Indian Cinema in the form of supportive documents including photographs, posters, song booklets etc. apart from the films

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