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We Care Filmfest 2011 on Disability Issues

January 14, 2011

The 8th edition of the first of its kind traveling and educational film festival–We Care Filmfest 2011 on Disability Issues – will be launched from the Y B Chavan Centre, Mumbai, on January 17, 2011 at 10.00 am and will travel across India to various universities and educational institutions. The Filmfest was launched by Delhi-based non-governmental organization Brotherhood in 2003 with the purpose to create awareness and sensitize students, public and filmmakers on various issues of disabilities through the medium of films. Consequentially, to promote inclusion of people with disabilities, and rid people of various misconceptions, myths and prejudices surrounding disability issues.

Its founder partners are the United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan (UNIC), UNESCO, the National Trust which functions under the Social Empowerment Ministry, and the Asian Academy of Film and Television (AAFT). For inquiries, email Mr. Satish Kapoor, Festival Director at wecarefilmfest@gmail.com (To read the full press release, click Mumbai Press Release 2011).

“ALYANA—A Study of Autism in the Philippines” and “SILENT ODYSSEY” participated in this ever-growing festival in 2005 and 2008 respectively. More power to the organizers!!!

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