Participants at the two-day ‘We Care Film Fest' at Amrita School of Communication of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham got to see and experience rich audio-visual works on disability.
Short films and documentaries from different parts of India, and the world, like Iran, Israel, Belgium, China, the United States, and Spain, were screened at the ninth edition of the international film fest that concluded on Saturday.
Organised in collaboration with ‘Brotherhood', a socio-cultural organisation working on disability issues, the film fest was supported by United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan (UNIC), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), National Trust and the Asian Academy of Film and Television (AAFT).
The travelling film fest is used as an advocacy tool to bring about attitudinal and behavioural changes on approaches to disability, promote inclusion of differently abled people, and rid people of misconceptions, myths and prejudices surrounding disability issues.
Inaugurating the fest, Satish Kapoor, Founder and Director – We Care Film Fest, said the fest made people aware of persons with disabilities, and reminded them how they were like normal people.