AIZAWL, Oct 16 - The first Mizoram International Documentary Film Festival was inaugurated by Information and Public Relations Minister Lalruatkima here today. The three-day festival is being organised by the Films Division, Government of India, and the Information and Public Relations Department.
Highlighting the importance of documentary films, Lalruatkima said that they have gained importance due to the role they play in shaping public opinion on a variety of issues.
�Documentaries are powerful tools in educating the public on issues and events, and they help mould public perceptions. Cinema transforms lives and connects cultures across the world,� the minister said.
During the inauguration, Films Division Director V Packirisamy highlighted the role and importance of Films Division in the promotion of documentary filmmaking since its inception in 1948 and its changing role in recent times. He pointed out that the region has a lot of talent and it is important for them to tell their stories in their own perspectives.
The ongoing Yamagata Film Festival in Japan, which has added North Eastern Cinema for the first time by screening 13 films, speaks about the talent of filmmakers from the North East,� he said.