The Institute of Women’s Studies at the College of Lucknow hosted the inaugural ceremony of its three-day film festival on Monday. Festival convener Manini Srivastava stated that the institute celebrates the ability of motion pictures to affect our tradition and psyche, and the way it may very well be utilised for the great.
“The festival goals to discover the intersection of gender and cinema, bringing collectively film fans, lecturers, and filmmakers to debate how the medium can form our understanding of gender and social justice points,” she stated.
Talking at the inaugural ceremony, college vice chancellor Prof Alok Kumar Rai highlighted the significance of cinema within the curriculum.
He cited examples from distinguished motion pictures like Lagaan and Life is Stunning, emphasising how movies can present a window to totally different cultures and views. He additionally harassed the necessity for vital evaluation of the media that we devour and the function of youth in debating and discussing the deserves and demerits of it.
The ceremony was attended by a quantity of different distinguished visitors, together with dean college of arts Prof Arvind Awasthi, dean lecturers Prof Poonam Tandon, who was the visitor of honour, particular visitors from division of philosophy Prof Rakesh Chandra, director Sanskritiki Prof Madhurima Lall, head division of social work Prof Anoop Bharti and head division of psychology Dr Archana Shukla.
The Institute of Women’s Studies is taking an revolutionary strategy to pedagogy, utilizing the film festival as a device to have interaction college students in significant discussions about gender and social justice points. Srivastava expressed her gratitude for the assist of the College and the group in making the festival a actuality.
The festival will proceed with screenings and panel discussions until Might 3.