Asha for Education hosts India's Film Festival of Hope in San Francisco

MUMBAI: Asha for Education, a San Francisco-based non-profit organisation, is hosting its first annual "India‘s Film Festival of Hope" today.

Through this festival, Asha for Education will showcase documentary films, photography and arts with an aim to “paint the picture of underprivileged kids in today‘s India and bring in hope for a better tomorrow.”

Some of the documentaries that are being screened at the festival include Raju and I, I want my Father back, The New Heroes: India, with Robert Redford, Child in law, Patta Patta Akshar Hoga, Born into Brothels, Calcutta Calling and Fragile Promise.

While Born into Brothels won the Oscars in the best documentary film category, Raju and I won the best animated feature film award at the India’s 52nd National Films Awards.

Apart from documentaries, the festival is featuring photographs taken by the children from the workshops run by Asha. It is also showcasing Mithila paintings, created by marginalised women in Northern India from PinkMango.

"Our focus is to raise awareness. We endeavor to present a window into the real India through these breakthrough films created by talented documentary filmmakers. The hope, or should I say ‘asha,‘ is to build a sound future for all those underprivileged children living in India," said Asha for Education director Hemang Kapasi.

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