'Makek' wins Best Feature Film award at Hollywood festival

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New Delhi, Nov 8 (UNI) Indian children's Film 'Mahek' has won the Best Feature Film Award at Arpa International Film Festival 2007, Hollywood .

The feature film in Hindi has been produced by the Children's Film Society Of India and directed by K Kanade. The cast of the film include Shreya Sharma, Anuya Bhagwat, Madan Deodhar, Anuja Borkar, Dheeresh Joshi, Madhavi Gadgil and Lalan Sarang.

'MaheK' looks at the world through the imaginative eyes of children and examines their rights. What children miss most is respect- respect for them and respect for their imagination.

For a child, as important as food, shelter and clothing, is a flower. In every child there is a revolution. The film is a little girl's journey towards self-realization. The film reflects the changes India is going through- from gradual economic freedom towards a renewed intellectual identity.

Director K Kanade is a product of FTII and Producers Program from UCLA. His thesis film 'Chaitra' won Three National Film Awards and two National Awards at MIFF. It was included in a special DVD release: Master Strokes-20 First Films from 45 yr history of FTII.

He is drawn towards themes that deal with the world of children, their imagination and the respect they deserve. 'Mahek' is his first feature film.

UNI

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