GUWAHATI, Sept 10 � Samahar Movie Club and the Department of Communication & Journalism, Gauhati University, today organized a day-long Satyajit Ray Film Festival at the IDOL Institute of Distance and Open Learning Auditorium of the university.
During the event, Ray�s cult film �Pather Panchali� and �Ganashatru� were screened to an audience comprising students, teachers and other varsity staff.
IDOL Director Dr Kandarpa Das inaugurated the Film Festival in the morning.
Speaking on the occasion, Head of Department of Communication & Journalism, Gauhati University, Chandan Kumar Goswami said, �Usually the student community does not get a chance to view and appreciate the world classics of great film directors. We do not have that scope and facility easily available in Assam. For this purpose, we have partnered with Samahar Movie Club so that the younger generation gets chance to see the works of great directors and gets inspired from them.�
�The one-day Satyajit Ray Film Festival at Gauhati University is the beginning of an exercise to bring world-class movies to our institute�, said Assistant Professor of Department of Communication & Journalism Bharati Bharali.
It is noteworthy that Guwahati-based theatre group Samahar Natya Gosthee had recently formed the Samahar Movie Club for screening acclaimed regional, national and international feature films as well as documentaries across the state.