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Mother Teresa International Film ‎Festival in Kolkata

The Nandan multiplex and (inset, bottom right) a portion of the poster of the Mother Teresa International Film Festival. - RV

The Nandan multiplex and (inset, bottom right) a portion of the poster of the Mother Teresa International Film Festival. - RV

18/08/2016 14:42

A four-day film festival celebrating the life and mission of Blessed Mother Teresa is being held in her adopted hometown of ‎Kolkata in eastern India, in the run-up to her canonization or sainthood ceremony on September 4 in the Vatican.  ‎Predominantly featuring documentaries, the Aug. 26-29 Mother Teresa International Film ‎Festival (MTIFF) in the capital of West Bengal state, is taking centre stage at the Nandan multiplex, Kolkata’s prestigious film and cultural centre owned by the state government.  Organized by the Indian chapter of ‎SIGNIS, the World Catholic Association for Communication, the film festival will travel to numerous ‎locations around India and then go overseas.  To know more about this event, we talked to Mr. Sunil Lucas, the president of SIGNIS India and director of the film festival.  Speaking to us on his mobile phone from Kolkata, Mr. Lucas first explained that this is the fourth such film festival on the saintly nun in Kolkata, the first being soon after her beatification in 2003.

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18/08/2016 14:42