Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jun 8:
Bhubaneswar based journalist cum documentary maker Basudev Mohapatra’s “The War for Steel,” based on the conflict, confusion and apprehensions over the POSCO project in Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur, has been selected for screening at the international film festival “Green Unplugged 2015.” The festival launches on June 16, 2015.
In a letter to director/producer of the documentary, Basudev Mahapatra, the festival organisers have confirmed the selection for screening at the online film festival saying, “The festival curation team has reviewed the film and finds it to be very much aligned with the theme and mission of the festival. Along with you, we are delighted to be able to share it with the viewers who arrive at the online festival venue.”
The online film festival is part of the mission of Culture Unplugged, which is guided by a socio-spiritual mission that aspires to raise our collective consciousness by gathering global citizens at a venue of this kind. The audience of the festival consists not only of professors, students, activists, journalists, anthropologists and people from many diverse fields, but also filmmakers and producers who identify talent across borders for present or future collaborations.
To date, since the launch of the first online film festival in 2008, Culture Unplugged festivals have been visited by more than 64 million people from 39,000 cities across 231 countries and territories.
Produced independently by the filmmaker, without any financial support from any source, “The War for Steel” documentary was first screened as a meritorious documentary at the Seoul international film festival, NeMAF, in 2013.