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'Celluloid Man' opens Woodpecker film festival

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Shivendra Singh Dungarpur's national-award-winning documentary 'Celluloid Man', about the life and work of National Film Archives of India founder PK Nair, opened the Woodpecker film Festival and forum here.

The celebrated documentary showcases Nair's effort to restore and preserve old classics.

The three-day festival, slated to showcase around 60 films, aims to introduce viewers to the increasingly growing alternative world in Indian cinema besides promoting stories on social issues like education, environment, health, gender and children documentaries.

The other important films being screened the festival include 'Breaking the Silence', 'Badalte Nakshe', 'Romeo Spikes', 'Two Women and a Camera', 'June', 'City of Tears', 'As the River Flows', 'Tiger Dynasty' and 'The Story of Coal'.

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First Published: Thu, December 19 2013. 19:02 IST