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DD to telecast unique series on film making contest on Millennium Goals

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NEW DELHI: Public service broadcaster Doordarshan is launching a unique reality series: ‘Chance of a Lifetime,’ from this Friday that aims to not only highlight little-known talent but also raise issues concerning people.

The show will be telecast every Friday from 29 August at 9.00 pm.

A senior officer from Doordarshan said, “As far as DD choosing this show, it was liked because of the unique concept and high production value, and because of the involvement of Hollywood director Ashok Amritraj, and something that has immense appeal for the youngsters. DD always prefers anything that is out of the box especially in the non-fiction category. ‘Chance of a Lifetime’ has a unique concept that has not been explored by many GEC channels.”

The series is a reality show based on a filmmaking contest amongst handful of creative youngsters. The show is produced and hosted by renowned Indian sports personality Ashok Amritraj who is now a popular Hollywood producer and director.

The show is divided into seven episodes and each episode carries a public service announcement on the United Nation’s Millennium Goals made by famous names in entertainment and Hollywood such as Beyonce, Nicole Kidman, Christina Aguilera, Stevie Wonders and Antonio Bendaras.

The known names in the Indian film industry like Santosh Sivan, Nagesh Kukoonor, Anubhav Sinha and Ketan Mehta are the judges evaluating the films made by the contestants in the show. Each movie is evaluated critically and only one 10-minute film on “Universal Education” will be selected for final screening in the presence of UN officials and later in the Cannes Film Festival.

For the show, filmmakers have been selected from India, Singapore and United Arab Emirates and divided into four teams. Each team is expected to make movies on UN global issues such as AIDS, Migration, Poverty, Universal Education and Economic Development. At the end of each episode, one Hollywood personality will make a public service announcement.

In collaboration with the world famous Variety Magazine, the winning film which is much appreciated by UN Headquarters and the officials gets the chance to be a part of Cannes Film Festival.

‘Chance of a Lifetime’ not only explores the idea of tapping the creativity of film making in young minds, but also encourages them to think and create through provoking films on global issues that need to be heard and understood. 

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