Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Jamshedpur Women’s College launches film club, film festival kicks-off


Jamshedpur : A film club was launched at Jamshedpur Women�s Club at the college campus. The day also marked inauguration of Women’s Film Festival today.

The college has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Federation of Film Societies in India (FFSI), Eastern Region. Shukla Mahanty, principal, Jamshedpur Women’s College; filmmaker Anumita Dasgupta from Kolkata; Amitava Ghosh, secretary, FFSI, Eastern Region inaugurated the festival and the club today.

The film festival is being jointly organised by the department of Mass Communication; history, geography and communicative English. The festival will conclude on Mar 21 and will only screen films by women directors.

The first day of the festival as a part of the Women’s Day celebration screened Jumeli, a Bengali film directed by Dasgupta.

The film based on a true story revolves around a tribal woman who suffers multiple miscarriages. However, once she starts lactating her husband forces her to sell the milk in the local market as his way of dealing with abject poverty. In addition to this, regular film screenings will also be done at intervals throughout the year.

The FFSI and the college have plans of films based on plays of William Shakespeare and Satyajit Ray till November.

The Women’s Film Festival will screen Bengali, Hindi and English films. Films like Dolachal by Sreecheta Das; Bokul by Reema Boruah; Shonar Baran Pakhi by Bobby Sharma Boruah; Onyo Opaala by Satarupa Sanyal; Rowdy Women of Kiragooru by Suman D Kittur; Abhaas by Bijaya Jena; The Path of Zarathustra by Oorvazi Irani and Bangadeshi films will also be screened.

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