By DearCinema Desk • Mar 7th, 2009 • Filed under: Movies, News Movies, News
The first edition of Sadak Chhap film festival, India’s first film festival for underprivileged kids was held on Saturday March 7 at New Delhi’s Seemapuri area. The festival is a joint initiative undertaken by Delhi based NGO SPRIHA, Children’s Film Society of India and DearCinema.com. The idea behind the festival is to bring cinema to the children who can’t afford to watch films in movie theatres.
“We are organising the street film festival to take children’s films to the doorsteps of those who can’t afford to go and watch them in multiplexes,” said Panakj Dubey, who heads the charity SPRIHA.
SPRIHA ( Society for the promotion and inculcation of human aspirations) collborated with the Children Film Society of India and website DearCinema.Com to organise the festival.” There are several movies that have focused on children but the irony is that these children are largely left out of watching those movies,” he added.
The NGO has also announced to take the film festival to slums in Mumbai and later to conduct similar festivals across the Courtney .”We are also organizing the same kind of film festival at Dharavi in Mumbai on March 14. Rubina Ali of ‘ Slumdog Millionaire’ fame will also be present on the occasion,” said Dubey.