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Films Division is organizing a specially curated two days Freedom Film Festival Kahani Azadi Ki

MUMBAI:13/8/19:As part of 73rd Independence Day Celebrations, Films Division is organizing a specially curated two days Freedom Film Festival Kahani Azadi Ki showcasing films on freedom struggle and freedom fighters.  The festival will be held on 14th and 15th August, 2019 at the Jahangir Bhownagary auditorium, Films Division Complex, Pedder Road, Mumbai. Noteworthy documentary films made by Films Division and films sourced from Gandhi Films Foundation will be screened during the festival.

Kahani Azadi Ki will be inaugurated by Usha Thakkar, Hon. Director, Institute of Research on Gandhian Thought and Rural Development and Hon. Secretary, Mani Bhavan Gandhi Sangrahalaya, Mumbai on 14th August, 2018 at 3:00 PM Rama Khandwala, nonagenarian freedom fighter and the only living ‘Rani’ of the famed Jhansi Rani Regiment   of Indian National Army led by Subhash Chandra Bose in erstwhile Rangoon will grace the event as Guest of Honour.

Usha Thakkar, a Fullbright scholar known for her insightful academic pursuits leading to the seminal work, Understanding Gandhi co-authored with Jayshree Mehta, has served SNDT University as Professor and HoD of Political Science. As for Rama Khandwala,  widely respected INA veteran and a National Award winning tourist guide,   her biographical montage   Elephants Do Remember produced by  Films Division  will be screened after the inaugural function.

Students from various colleges in Mumbai have been specially invited to the film festival for inculcating in them patriotic fervor and craving to lead as architects of the modern India while taking inspiration from the great saga of Independence.

Films Division cordially invites all to be part of the Independence Day celebration, and screenings. The schedule of the event, entry to which is free, is available on www.filmsdivision.org.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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