Meghalaya, Sep 25 (ANI): In order to strengthen cultural roots and connect the children with the mainstream, a Children Film Festival titled ‘The Travelling Players’ was conducted in Meghalaya recently. Organised by the Children’s Film Society of India (CISF) in collaboration with the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Cinedarbaar and Directorate of Information and Public Relations, Government of Meghalaya, the festival was held in Tura district of Meghalaya. Two films were screened as part of the festival, which was attended by children from different schools of Tura. The films showcased the rich cultural heritage and tradition. The festival opened with an Oscar nominated Mizo film titled, “Kima’s Lode – Beyond the class”. The film centres around three young children, who were curious to discover the wilderness of the jungles, bunking their classes. The festival was also held in Jowai and Shillong. “Mother I Love you”, “Krish, Trish & Baltiboy” and “The Goal” were also screened as part of the festival. The children were enthusiastic as they could connect themselves with the story and the essence of the films. Such festivals go a long way in helping children connect with the mainstream cinema and expose them to rich cultural heritage and tradition of the country.
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