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Film Festival at Chakan, 2014

As a part of our Social Initiatives, Forbes Marshall organised a film festival for children at Wasuli Phata, Chakan in January 2014. It was the first film festival for a rural population and first of its kind in the villages and we were very anxious on how it would be received by children and parents.

We were happy that the film festival was a great success with the great volunteer support from our members and a huge response from the parents and children. Around 375 children attended the film festival from four villages viz. Savardari, Wasuli, Shinde and Bhamboli.

The film festival was inaugurated by Mr. Mahendra Mali, Manager, Marketing - Forbes Marshall and Mr. Sunil Devkar, Businessman from Shinde village. Three films were screened for the children.

The idea of a film festival was conceived as an initiative to bring forth media that has children at the centre of its production and the Forbes Marshall team hope it will be an alternative to the adult theme dominated cinema which is otherwise easily accessible to children today.