Communications Students turn VJs for Kolkata Mother Teresa Film Festival

Signis Video Journalist jacket (MTIFF 2010)

KOLKATA (F.S.) – In the run-up to the Film Festival honouring Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, media students of three city institutes will be undertaking a novel exercise – filming the woman and man on the street as they recount their brush – and love for Mother.
The 3rd Mother Teresa International Film Festival, MTIFF 2010, starts 26 August, and SIGNIS India, the Catholic Church’s international organization for communication has designated the students “Video Journalists.” You can hope to catch these VJs all over the city in the coming weeks, as they follow the 93.5 RED FM, MTIFF 2010 Roadshow crew, capturing recollections and testimonies of the Kolkatan; and the visitor to Mother Teresa’s city.
Participating VJ institutes are St. Xavier’s College, Chitrabani and Assembly of God. Though the students are young – on the average they were 10 years old when Mother died – they are enthusiastic far beyond the credits promised by their institutions.
Besides the opportunity to be mentored by professionals in a “live” environment, they feel good to be part of and extend the “something beautiful” Mother had created, through this work.
“For me this is more than just a project out of which I can get credits. I believe God has set this up and I will do my best for it!” says Shonali Rice, one of the VJs and presenter for the videos on the Festival’s website, www.mtiff201.org.
Besides the edited video displayed on the website, all the recorded testimonies of Mother’ love will play at the festival venues, before finally being archived and a copy formally handed over to the Missionaries of Charity, Mother Teresa’s religious order. In their edited form, they will also remain on YouTube, where they will reach out to a global audience.
Information on the 93.5 RED FM Roadshow/VJ venues, can be had daily by calling the Festival Hotline at +91 9830970005. Any member of the public can participate, if they have a testimony or interesting personal anecdote related to Mother Teresa.

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One response to “Communications Students turn VJs for Kolkata Mother Teresa Film Festival

  1. Fr Paul! Always first on the draw (write)!

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