By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, June 30: The Film Fraternity of Assam (FFA) conducted a special programme 'Day of Solidarity' at Dighalipukhuripar in the city today.
Over 100 members of Assamese film society attended the programme and discussed the present status of film industry and necessary steps to be taken for the development of this dying industry. Politicians like Sarbanda Sonowal, Atul Bora, Manoj Saikia and Satyabrat Kalita also took part in the programme. Sonowal said: "We have the responsibility to do something for the development of our film industry. I'll talk to the state and central governments on this matter and suggest some joint steps to be taken by the two governments."
AGP president Bora said: "The government should increase the number of cinema halls in the state, and Assamese film should be made mandatory to show in those halls. The present film policy should be amended for the profit of the producers and others involved in the industry."
Eminent filmmaker Jahnu Baruah said: "Today we came here on our own and to seek solution for the problems of afflicting the film industry. People criticize us, but don't suggest ways. Today's programme will definitely help us find a solution."
Munin Baruah said: "Unlike other states, the government doesn't lend us any support. Instead of criticizing us, people should know that the success of films is always uncertain, and as such one can't say which films can do good business. However, we're very positive that the present Minister of Cultural Affairs promised us yesterday that she would take steps to help us. Today we have organized the programme to get united so as to work together."