Mumbai: To pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and as part of his 150th Birth Anniversary celebrations, Films Division, Ministry of Information Broadcasting is organizing ‘Gandhi Filmotsav’ from 26th September to 2nd October, 2020.
The Gandhi Jayanti on 2nd October, 2018 marked the beginning of two years celebration of the sesquicentennial of Mahatma Gandhi which is slated to conclude on 2nd October, 2020.
Films Division, a repository of rare live footage and documentaries on the Father of the Nation, began the 150 years of celebrating Mahatma by producing and screening a number short films on Gandhian ideals across cinemas apart from organizing festival on his life and philosophy, throughout 2018-2020, in various places in the country.
In its efforts to take the Gandhi Filmotsav to the nook and corner of the country, Films Division has collaborated with the Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya (Central University), Wardha, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Bengaluru, Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai, India Tourism, Mumbai, Rajiv Gandhi Central University, Arunachal Pradesh and the Science Media Centre, IISER Pune to screen the FD package of documentaries and animation films on their website/social media platforms from 26th September to 2nd October, 2020.
The films included in the festival schedule will be streamed on all days, on www.filmsdivision.org/ Documentary of the Week and www.cfsindia.org and https://www.youtube.com/user/FilmsDivision, till 2nd October, 2020.