Manav Kalyan trust, Navsari is pleasantly privileged to host three days film festival-“we care film fest.” This fest would be held from 2ist to 23rd February 2015 at Navsari, Gujarat. We are extremely ecstatic to announce that this international film fest is held in Gujarat for the first time and that too in Navsari. This significant and eye opening event is jointly organised by Delhi based NGO brotherhood, UNIC (United Nations information centre), UNESCO and NATIONAL TRUST India. Brotherhood is headed by Mr. Satish Kapoor who is constantly persuading since 1994 for rights of living, education and services for disabled persons. His tenacious will and efforts resulted into companionship of UNIC, UNESCO and NATIONAL TRUST India. We care film fest got incepted in 2003. Every year short films and documentaries are invited from all over the globe. The jury in Delhi selects some 80-90 films and those are projected under we care film fest in India as well as 18 other countries.
The basic purpose and idea behind this fest is to bring awareness in the society towards disabled people and towards disability issues. This fest intends to inculcate sensitivity towards such persons and issues. The projection of films in this fest shall develop empathy, concern, care and sensitization towards these disabled persons.
Our (Manav Kalyan trust, Navsari) objective is to involve youth, persons/institutions directly or indirectly connected or associated with the field of disability and create mass level awareness for disabled amongst the persons in the society for equal opportunity, equal status, equal education and fundamental rights as a citizen of India.
The festival will be initiated with the inaugural function in j. N. Tata hall, Navsari at 10 am on 21st February. There will be 12 film shows during these 3 days at theatres like Jehangir, Giriraj, Prakash and Agriculture College Auditorium. Each show would last for 2 hours in which the film show time would be 1 hour and 15 minutes followed by 40 minute of interaction with the esteemed dignitaries like director Mrs. Kiran Mehra Kerpleman from UNIC and founder Mr. Satish Kapoor from brotherhood. One open show at Luncikui ground is held for all the people on 22nd February, Sunday at 8 pm.