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Press Release: The Traveling Players

Children’s film society of India functioning under the aegis of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India is proud to host the 2nd being executed by Cinedarbaar as the outreach partners. ‘The Traveling Players’ is an initiative that charters an important road map for enabling a widespread knowledge about cinema and its history among the students. The festival will travel in 9 cities namely Imphal, Aizwal, Itanagar, Ziro Valley, Geyzing, Namchi, Gangtok, Kohima and Dimapur focusing on skill development and educating the youth about films as a medium. The program is designed for the age group 9-17 years.

The Traveling Players posterThe festival kicks off in Manipur followed by Arunachal Pradesh visiting various schools and organizing movie screenings followed by the interactive sessions encouraging experiential learning. Winners will also be receiving prizes. In Arunachal Pradesh Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalayas would be covered travelling in areas like Itanagar, Vivek Vihar, Sher, Ziro beginning from 1st September, 2014.

Shravan Kumar, CEO of CFSI believes in the motto” A child’s right to entertainment”. He says “Although similar festivals are a regular feature in the rest of the country, the children in north east have been deprived a lot. We are happy to say that we have succeeded to a large extent in translating our motto into reality. Our organization is trying to reach out to the children in the country in various ways. It has been our constant endeavor to make children appreciate the aesthetics of cinema as an art.”

We are extremely keen on making the programme successful for the children of Arunachal Pradesh. Our team will be conducting review writing competition across all states. By the end of the project we will be publishing a book for children about Cinema and its history where the best write ups will be published. The movie screening will also be followed by the quiz and storyboard competition. We believe this unique programme will help the youth in Arunachal Pradesh to develop an eye to view films critically.

Children’s Film Society of India (CFSI), an autonomous body under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India promotes films that provide healthy and wholesome entertainment for children to broaden their perspective and encourage them to reflect on the world around.

Cinedarbaar Welfare Society is an independent organization based in Delhi, which works in the field of arts, culture and education. We believe in creating a knowledge base at the grassroots level. Since the inception of Cinedarbaar, the basic idea remains to foster the cinephilia culture by providing them with platforms like these festivals to learn explore and revitalize the zeal of the movie buffs. Our efforts have always been to conduct an interactive session after every film screening encouraging the exchange of views and ideas thus creating a dialogue.

The Festival would begin with a Press Conference in Guwahati on 30th August, 2014 addressed by the CEO of CFSI ‘Mr. Shravan Kumar’ and ‘Ms. Supriya Suri, president of Cinedarbaar.

For Further Details Contact:
Ritika Sapra
Programme Associate | Cinedarbaar

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