21.04.2017 - UNESCO Office in New Delhi

UNESCO joins hands with Directorate of Film Festivals and Saksham Trust to make cinema accessible for all

UNESCO New Delhi, in collaboration with the Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Saksham Trust is organizing a workshop/discussion on “Making cinema enjoyable experience for persons with disabilities” on 6th May 2017, at Siri Fort Auditorium from 10.00 am onwards.

The workshop aims at sensitizing the ‘change makers’ namely the relevant departments in the Government, film professionals, technical experts, students enrolled in media studies and public in general on audio description feature which, when combined with subtitles enables a person with visual and/or hearing impairment to experience and enjoy the film as a normal person would. Audio description refers to the narrative track added to a film that enables a person with visual impairment to understand the sequences with a natural pause/no sound.

The workshop will be followed by screening of the popular Hindi film “Dangal” starring Aamir Khan that has been audio described by Saksham Trust. This is one of the many films that Saksham Trust has audio-described to make them accessible to the persons with visual and/or hearing impairment. The Directorate of Film Festivals had earlier collaborated with UNESCO and Saksham to screen three audio described films at the International Film Festival held in Goa in November 2016. 

To download the background note and programme click here

To receive an invite for the film please click here to register.

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