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IFFI creates a stage for young filmmakers in Indian cinema
 Story Dated: Saturday, November 24, 2012 16:32 hrs IST 
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Press conference by Directors, Ashim Paul, Anjali Menon, Nandan Saxena & Kavita Bhal, at the 43rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI-2012), in Panaji, Goa. PIB
Panaji: Briefing the media here today at an exclusive interaction session at the 43rd International Film Festival of India, Ashim Paul of ‘Birds of Passage’; Anjali Menon, the Director of ‘Manjadikuru’ along with Directors Nandan Saxena & Kavita Bahl of ‘Cotton For My Shroud’, interacted with the audience on their respective movies and shared their views on Indian cinema and their outlook on the progresses of the Indian cinema industry over its hundred years of existence.
In the interaction session, these versatile directors talked about their movies being showcased at the 43rd IFFI and interacted with the attendees on the messages their movies carry.

Answering questions Ashim Paul who brings his movie ‘Birds of Passage’ into the 43rd IFFI said, “I am from the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute of India. My film ‘Birds of Passage’ is about relationships. There are three different characters in the film who form the integral part of the storyline. The title of the film is about a character in search of something that nobody knows. He is a very different type of character. Though it is a student film; I have tried to give my level best about it. Film Festivals like International Film Festival of India bring out the best of student films and gives an opportunity to young cinema makers to showcase their talents across the world cinema platform. I have happy to share that my small endeavour has gone to various international festivals and steadily creating its market.”
Anjali Menon, the director of ‘Manjadikuru’ said, “The name of the film when translated means Red seeds. It is a feature film that is set in the 1980’s but created from a modern perspective. The film talks about 16 days from a child protagonist’s perspective and takes the story forward from there. The story starts when the family comes together to attend the funeral of the patriarch of the family. In these 16 days we see the gradual disintegration and coming up of age of the main characters. Many years later while reflecting on the gradual progression, the 16 days becomes very significant for the main characters and their entire families.”
Director duo Nandan Saxena and Kavita Bahl, who bring their much acclaimed movie ‘Cotton For My Shroud’ said, “The film is on the genocide of cotton farmers in India. I use a very strong word genocide, with full responsibility, the implications of what I say will travel across frontiers of geography and frontiers of our own ideological device. When we were growing up as students we were told that India lives in villages and it is the ‘Land of Farmers’. And when we took up journalism as a profession, we decided that we will tell the stories we believe in and not the one which our editors ask us to tell. ‘Cotton For My Shroud’ is a very disturbing film to watch. It has received the best National Award for the best investigative film and has travelled across many countries and festivals now. It’s a film which reflects what is wrong with our agricultural policies, and how has the government allowed Mosanto to take over the seed supply.”
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