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Disability music video, Kinara, selected for international film festival

DNIS News Network -- Kinara, a three-minute music video on disability produced for National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP), has been selected for the 4th International Short Film Festival - The Way We Live - to be held in Germany during November 19 to 23, 2003.

Picture of singer Daler Mehndi releasing the music video of Kinara

Kinara went through a tough competition. Only 24 films have been selected for screening from amongst the 300 entries received from 43 countries.

The film is beautifully narrated through a Hindi song in the background, and depicts the wishes and aspirations of a talented disabled young man and his happy life. The video presents a positive picture of a disabled person's life and explains the importance of inclusion of India's 6 crore disabled population in mainstream society.

Earlier this year, Kinara was screened at International Video Film Festival - ivfest'03 - at Tiruvananthapuram.

Speaking on the making of the movie, director Parvez Imam recalled, "It was a challenge for us because we had to capture the 10-minute twilight for the film. The film was completed in two days and we waited for hours for only 10 minutes to do important parts of the shoot."

Imam is excited about the discussion forum where the audience is expected to participate after the screening of the film. "I am eager to observe the reaction of the audience on the Indian context of disability," he added.