The Freedom Movement and Cinema, a multi-media digital exhibition, was recently inaugurated at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa. The exhibition was put up by the Central Bureau of Communication (CBC) under the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ theme. (Also Read | IFFI 2022: Chiranjeevi named Indian Film Personality of the Year; Ajay Devgn, Vijayendra Prasad, also honoured)
A large LED screen displayed clips of the popular Doordarshan series Swaraj which profiles the life and contributions of various freedom fighters against colonial rule. The exhibition also displayed the Azadi Quest game and the newly launched Netflix animation series on freedom fighters.
Rare footage of the 1857 War of Independence, Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Kalapaani, Bhagat Singh, and Chandrashekhar Azad were also displayed. Much of this footage was sourced from the Films Division archive.
A digital flip-book displayed the chronological journey of India’s freedom struggle in the form of posters curated by the CBC. Songs that became the voice of freedom struggle were also made available.
A flip poster exhibition depicted the films that were inspired by the freedom struggle and that contributed to nation-building. Udaykaal, Upkaar, Mother India, Bose, the Forgotten Hero are some of the examples.
Union Information & Broadcasting Minister Anurag Singh Thakur unveiled the exhibition on Monday. He said that the exhibition ‘tells the complete story of India’s Freedom struggle using many technological innovations. It is an inspiration for everyone who visits and particularly for the students, who can gain so much of information about our inspiring leaders’.
The display part of the exhibition ended with Discovery’s Journey of India, which tells the story of how the nation has progressed in multi-dimensional fields.
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