Films Division for Docu culture in country

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Panaji, Nov 24 (UNI) In a bid to popularise documentary films, the Films Division is trying to negotiate with the exhibitors to show such works so that they reach a larger section of people, Films Division Chief Producer Kuldeep Sinha said here today.

Though Compulsory Exhibition Scheme has been upheld, the exhibitors are reluctant to show the documentary films. As theatres, being a state subject, talks were being held with the exhibitors to settle the issue, he told reporters.

Terming documentaries text books, he said the Films Division was showcasing them at every film festival so that such movement spread across the country.

Mr Sinha said a Museum of Moving Images similar to those in New York and London would be opened in the country in two years. Besides, an International Digital Archives with a cache of 10,000 films, about 200 of them from other countries, would be set up in Mumbai.

He added a Research and Reference Centre would also be set up at Mumbai, which would be of great help to people who research on various subjects. If a person was doing research on Agriculture, he would be able to get all the films related to the subject.

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