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NABARD to showcase films on rural India at Mumbai International Film Festival

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MUMBAI: The National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development (NABARD) has been invited for the first time to participate in 14th Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) 2016.

MIFF in association with NABARD will showcase unique and innovative documentaries titled 'Documenting Rural India's Real Heroes' at MIFF 2016.

With the theme of 'celebrating development documentaries,’ this year, MIFF 2016 has identified over 100 such development documentaries. In MIFF, developmental films on ‘Rural India’ made by design and communications students, will be showcased as a category. 

NABARD has joined hands with MIFF 2016 to initiate this category of films, which will exhibit the facets of developments in Rural India.

The files of Rural India will be captured and reflected by students of film making at institutes such as Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai, Whistling Woods International, Mumbai and Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Mumbai. These students have captured various developmental projects, which NABARD has undertaken in many villages in India those have changed the lives of rural populace and empowered them in many senses. Either through watershed development for better farming or a super market to produce and sell local agriculture produce, etc., these are the 'life changing' stories connecting Rural India' with an 'Urban India.’

The films will be showcased on 30 January, 2016 between 9.30 am - 11.15 am at the Films Division in Mumbai.

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