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20 April 2022, 17:51

Festival of Belarusian movies organized in India

MINSK, 20 April (BelTA) – A festival of Belarusian movies took place in New Delhi. It was timed to the celebration of the 30th anniversary since Belarus-India diplomatic relations were established, representatives of the Belarusian embassy in India told BelTA. The embassy organized the festival.

The festival offered the documentary Legacy (Наследие), which describes Belarus' rich cultural heritage, and the feature films Tum-Pabi-Dum (Тум-Паби-Дум), Footprints on the Water (Следы на воде), and Gamer's Rules (Правила геймера). The local public showed a strong interest in the Belarusian movies and appreciated them. Ambassadors and representatives of a number of diplomatic missions in New Delhi, representatives of the movie industry and mass media of India attended the festival.

Photo courtesy of the Embassy of Belarus in India
Photo courtesy of the Embassy of Belarus in India
Photo courtesy of the Embassy of Belarus in India
Photo courtesy of the Embassy of Belarus in India

During the opening ceremony Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to India Andrei Rzheussky noted that friendly relations between Belarus and India had existed even before the official diplomatic relations were established in 1992. Contacts between the nations represented the foundation of the friendship all these years. Bollywood films, traditional Indian cuisine, Indian Ayurvedic practices, yoga, and many other things are popular in Belarus. Meanwhile, Indian citizens grow increasingly interested in trips to Belarus, primarily for the sake of studying in Belarusian universities and for tourism purposes. “These friendly and partnership relations contribute to tighter interaction between Belarus and India,” the embassy quoted Andrei Rzheussky as saying.

An agreement was reached with the Indian side on arranging a number of other events meant to bolster Belarus-India cooperation in movie industry and meant to expand cultural exchange.

The Belarusian movie festival was arranged with assistance of the International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry (ICMEI), the movie studio Marwah Studios, and the Asian Academy Of Film and Television (AAFT).

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