New Delhi, November 29: Award-winning animator Gitanjali Rao has made a sigture film, which explores capabilities and strength of people with disability, for the first edition of Intertiol Film Festival for the Persons with Disabilities (IFFPD). The filmmaker says with the film, she wanted to show what differently-abled people are capable of doing rather than what they are not. The three-day film festival will be held at Siri Fort auditorium here from Tuesday. The special film by Rao will be unveiled on Monday at a curtain raiser event to be held at Press Information Bureau, Shastri Bhawan here, read a statement. “Having seen my body of work, tiol Film Development Corporation (NFDC) proposed to me the idea of making a sigture film for the festival. From there, I conceived a couple of ideas wherein the concept/philosophy that we decided to follow was - to show what differently-abled people are capable of doing rather than what they are not,” Rao said.
The festival is organised by Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment and tiol Film Development Corporation. The crux of Rao’s 30-second animated sigture film is ‘Swavlamban’ (empowerment) which is the motto of the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment. The lyrical rrative of the film, further embellished by Rao’s art, evokes the festival’s core objectives of bringing about an attitude of inclusion and empowerment of persons with disabilities. (IANS)