Tuesday, July 9, 2013

'Celluloid Man' , premiered at the prestigious British Film Institute (BFI) in London

'Celluloid Man',  a tribute to  P K Nair ,the founder of National Film Archives of India and a very dedicated  and well known  Film Archivist , has been premiered at the prestigious British Film Institute (BFI) in London, where he has also been conferred a Lifetime Achievement Award. The Shivendra Singh Dungarpur directed film presented at the BFI in association with the South Asian Cinema Foundation (SACF) chronicles 80-year-old Nair's work in preserving cinematic heritage as the founder-director of the National Film Archive of India in Pune."We celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema with the screening of an award-winning documentary on the life and work of legendary archivist P K Nair," Director SACF Lalit Mohan Joshi said.Joshi added that  "We are also bestowing Mr Nair with the Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award. Shivendra will receive the Award for him and a personal message from Nair saab will also be rendered by Shivendra. He also happens to be one of the founders of SACF in London and we are proud to honour him". "It's an extraordinary journey for 'Celluloid Man' and Nair saab so far and its a fitting tribute that his life and work will be seen at the prestigious BFI," Dungarpur,the director of the film told PTI. The 160-minute award-winning documentary maps the life and work of Nair's passion for preserving cinema for posterity and navigates through a stretch of loss-laden history.

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