Saturday, June 8, 2013

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy inaugurated 6th International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala (IDSFFK) festival opened with ‘5 Broken Cameras’ directed by Emad Burnat and Guv Davidi

While inaugurating the five day long festival Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said the relevance of documentaries as a medium that could impact people’s lives was coming to the forefront He added that the medium was important to bring to limelight various issues that affected the people.Shashi Tharoor Minister of State for Human Resource Development ,Govt.of India said festivals such as the IDSFFK were important platforms to promote the hugely neglected medium of visual art that documentaries were. Mike Pandey, the chief guest  of the ceremony opined that festivals like IDSFFK encouraged documentary film-makers and pepped up the medium that was going through a bad patch in terms of finding space amid the commercially driven film industry. Mike Pandey released the festival book, while Tharoor released the weekly bulletin of the festival. The inaugural function was followed by screening of the film 5 Broken Cameras , directed by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi.

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