If the purpose of a film festival being "to enhance the technical co-operation
between India and Japan" sounds ominous to you, then you're nearly right. Here's
a fest primarily of Japanese gizmos.
A two-day Indo-Japanese film festival is being organized by the Friends International Clubs Organization, in collaboration with NHK International, a Japan Broadcasting Corporation. The festival will show films related to Japanese culture.
Traditional Japanese cultural films on Japanese sword-fights, dancing in kimonos, and musical instruments will enlighten Indian viewers on how Japan is preserving its centuries-old heritage carefully, even though the country is one of the most advanced in the world.
The films will also showcase the latest in information technology trends, covering a broad spectrum of areas like micro-machines, bridge-building technology, optical fiber networks and technical innovation in household appliances. Films on magic mineral semiconductors, transistors, electronic circuits and calculators will be screened. The festival also includes screening of digest versions of popular TV programs Suzran and the sensitive Samurai from the NHK TV serials.
NHK International has been organizing such video festivals in Asian countries since 1990. This year, the festival on culture and information technology will be held in five cities in India, beginning with Kolkata and moving on to Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai and Visakhapatnam.
The purpose of this film festival is to enhance the technical co-operation and
strengthen ties between India and Japan. The Governor and the Chief Minister of
the state will inaugurate the festival. Please contact the venue for further details.