Film Fest for specially-abled
The Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication (AIMC) is organizing its annual film festival We Care from Sept 28-30, 2016. The festival seeks to acknowledge differently-abled people as specially-abled ones by focussing on their skills and their contribution to the society.
Being organized in association with the internationally recognized NGO “Brotherhood” with the support of UNESCO, National Trust and UN Information Centre, the festival will showcase various national and international films, including Feet in the Sand (India), Elsewhere (Italy), The Blind of the Cathedral (Lebanon), Turning A Page (Trinidad & Tobago) and Make Me Louder (United Kingdom) among others.
A photography and painting exhibition will also be organized on the same theme.
“The gold and other medals won by the Indian Paralympic team at Rio showcases the contributions of the specially-abled people,” says Satish Kapoor of NGO Brotherhood. “We Care Film Festival is our ongoing endeavor to address the wrong imagery surrounding them. These poeple can learn to lead a normal life if they have effective access to services like early identification, intervention, education, vocational training and employment opportunities,” he remarks.
“AIMC is proud to be associated with this festival. Since its inception at AIMC, we have been seeing increasingly widespread participation from students of various schools and Universities across NCR,” adds Prof. Ashok Ogra, Director, Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication.