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Winter fest begins today

Jan. 9: World-class documentaries and short films, film personalities and attractive cultural events will be the highlights of the Metropolis Urban Winter Festival ’13 that will begin here tomorrow.

The three-day event being held at Shraddhanjali Kanan promises to be a delightful cultural extravaganza for residents. It will end on Saturday.

The organisers are anticipating participation by more than 1,000 musicians, photographers, painters, filmmakers, craftsmen and folk artistes, among others, not only from the Northeast but also from various corners of the country and the world.

According to the organisers, the event is not only aimed at entertaining people but also to raise vital social issues among youths that need to be addressed.

Folk singer Susmit Bose will be one of the main attractions of the event. Freedom, war, peace, anti-communalism, aids and drugs abuse, child labour, street children and women are some of the themes of Bose’s songs.

“The carnival has been set rolling with a wall-painting event, street plays along with a flash mob which received tremendous support from the residents,” an organiser said.

The event was earlier orga-nised in Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya.

Culture of Resistance and The Suffering Grasses are the two documentaries that will be screened during the event.

Skateistan, Banning Cluster Bombs: The Campaign and the Treaty, Andre Cypriano, Hassan Samedi: Cartoons Against Corruption, Breaking the Silence: Congo Week, A Look at the Global Militarism, M.V. Bill, The Courage of Neighbours, A Day with Shadia and Lowkey, Picture Afghanistan, Thembo Kash: Cartooning for Justice, Fishermen Under Fire and Coalition of the Billing are the short films that will be screened.

“The event will have a zone for all age groups, irrespective of economic or demographic differences. There would be a gaming zone and workshop for the tech-savvy participants,” an organiser said.

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