As part of the grand finale to a two-year celebration of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication of North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) is partnering with the Films Division in hosting a film festival on the independence leader, which will conclude on October 2.
Ten films on the life of Gandhi and his impact on India are part of the online festival, which can be watched on www.filmsdivision.org, www.cfsindia.org and the Films Division’s YouTube channel.
The ‘Gandhi Filmotsav’ features an animation film, Vaishnav Jan To…, a pictorial reflection of the bhajan immortalized by Mahatma Gandhi, followed by milestone documentaries, Dawn of Gandhian Era (20 min.), 85 Nayak Ni Pol Porbander (12 min.), Then Came Gandhi (21 min.), The Great Salt March (19 min.), The Hundred Minutes (13 min.), Gandhiji : Through the eyes of a Cartoonist (9 min.) and Yug Devata, a sand animation film portraying Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of Swachh Bharat. A highlight of the festival is the screening of Baapu Ne Kaha Tha (83 min.) and Abhi Kal Hi Ki Baat Hai (42 min.), two sought-after films on Gandhi, which have been produced by Children’s Film Society of India.