Anurag Thakur inaugurates multi-media digital exhibition at Mumbai

MUMBAI : While the Technology Exhibition is the new initiative of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) this year, another Exhibition “Freedom Movement and Cinema” put up by the Central Bureau of Communication is attracting people with its unique immersive experience.
The multi-media digital exhibition at the Campal Football Ground was inaugu- rated today by the Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting Anurag Singh Thakur. The Minister said the Exhibition tells the complete story of India’s Freedom struggle using many techno- logical innovations. It is an inspiration for everyone who visits and particularly for the students, who can gain so much of information about our inspiring leaders”.
The Exhibition conceived by CBC team under the over- arching theme of ‘Azadi Ka
Amrit Mahotsav’ sports a facade in the form of camera- lens. As one enters the Exhibition hall, a large 12 x 10 feet LED screen displays clips of the popular Doordarshan series ‘Swaraj’ which profiles life and contri- butions of various freedom fighters against colonial rule.
Moving forward, rare footages related to the Freedom Movement covering 1857 War of Independence, Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Netaji
Subhash Chandra Bose, Kalapaani, Bhagat Singh and Chandrashekhar Azad are displayed. Most of these footages have been sourced from the rich archive of the Films Division.
A Digital Flip-book dis- plays Chronological journey of Indian Freedom Struggle in the form of posters curated by CBC. Songs which became the voice of freedom struggle can be listened to, even as the adjacent Sound
Shower lets you listen to the speeches of the Indian Independence leaders.
A flip poster exhibition depicts the films that were inspired by the Freedom struggle and that contributed in nation building. Udaykaal, Upkaar, Mother India, Bose, the Forgotten Hero are some of the examples.
The CBC Exhibition also displays the Azadi Quest game and the newly launched Netflix animation series on freedom fighters.
The display part of Exhibition ends with the Discovery’s Journey of India, which tells the story of how the nation has progressed in multi- dimensional fields.
At the Centre of the Exhibition Hall is the sym- bolic Shahidi Kuan or Martyr’s Well of Jalianwala Bagh, where one can pay trib- utes to all the well-known and unsung heroes of India’s Freedom Struggle.