ICCR organizes a 2-day seminar on Indian cinema and soft power on May 3-4, 2022 | Odisha News | Latest news from Odisha
New Delhi: The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (lCCR) and FLAME University are organizing a two-day seminar on Indian cinema and soft power on May 3-4, 2022. During a press conference in Mumbai, the Dr Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, President, ICCR and MP informed that the seminar aims to bring together practitioners and scholars of Indian cinema and international relations to deliberate, discuss and dwell on this critically important discourse in contemporary times .
Maharashtra Governor Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari and veteran filmmaker Shekhar Kapoor will inaugurate the seminar. Shri Anurag Thakur, Minister of Information and Broadcasting, will chair the farewell session. Famous lyricist Prasoon Joshi will also grace the occasion.
Yugank Goyal, Associate Professor Flame University and Vinod Pawar, Advisory Board Member, ICCR were also present at the press conference.
Context of the seminar
The wide reach of Indian cinema has the potential to cultivate cultural sensitivity towards India. The rise of information technology coupled with the ever-increasing size of the Indian diaspora indicates that it is useful to map and understand the influence of Indian cinema abroad. Cinema is gradually becoming a crucial vehicle for extending its influence and building intangible capital in the minds of citizens and governments of several countries.
The Seminar includes the following sessions:
- Cinematic Colonialism: World and Indian Cinema through the Western Lens
- Indian cinema as a vehicle for raising awareness of the idea of India abroad
- Global influence of Indian film music
- Regional cinema and its global influence
- Indian cinema’s engagement with foreign audiences and advanced technology