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Indian animation film on RTI in Sweden’s I.N.S.A.N.E Animation Film Fest

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NEW DELHI: Chakravyuh (The Vicious Circle), an animation film on the Right to Information (RTI) by filmmaker Dhvani Desai, has been officially selected in I.N.S.A.N.E Animation Film Festival to be held in Sweden. 

 

The film was earlier screened at the Holland Animation Film Festival in March. The I.N.S.A.N.E. Festival is held in Malmo city from 11 to 13 September.

 

“My film Chakravyuh on RTI has got officially selected in I.N.S.A.N.E Animation Film Festival to be held in Malmo, Sweden from 11 - 13 September, 2015. The most special thing about this selection is that Sweden was the first country in the entire world to introduce RTI (Right to Information) in 1766. Whereas in India it was made a legal Act only in 2005,” Desai tells Indiantelevision.com.

 

Chakravyuh has also been voted as the most popular film at the Mumbai International Film Festival. The film shows the struggles of four characters from different regions of India and throws light on how RTI can be used to fight corruption. 

 

It has been produced by Films Division, and was first shown on 12 October, 2013 on the occasion of the eighth anniversary of RTI in Mumbai.

 

Desai’s earlier animation film Manpasand on women’s empowerment had won her a National Award and had been the opening film of the Asian Women’s Film Festival 2008 in Delhi, apart from participating in around 10 international film festivals.  

 

Desai has been making films for over 20 years and has served on many juries. Her films include five short public service films for the Mahatma Gandhi Foundation on the Principles of Mahatma Gandhi in Hindi and English.

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