AGARTALA (C.M. Paul) – The Salesians of northeast India provinces (Guwahati and Dimapur) have come up with an ambitious project in preparation for the Don Bosco Relics India Tour scheduled for May-November 2011. While director of Don Bosco Youth Centre Itanagar (Arunachal) Fr Cyriac of Dimapur province came up with the concept, Fr. Joseph Pulinthanath of Guwahati province worked on it. The casket containing Don Bosco Relics starts its India tour from Dimapur province, 1 May 2011.
“Besides dubbing the 25 minute first ever Don Bosco Flash Film into 30 languages of northeast India (as of 8 Feb 2011) we are now venturing into another relic-related ‘ambitious’ idea,” says 2010 National Film Award winner director Fr Joseph Pulinthanath of Agartala (Tripura).
“I am making a docu-meditation on “the Hand of Don Bosco,” says Guwahati province priest film director of award winning Kokborok feature films Mathia and Yarwng.
Commenting on the relic of DB’s right hand encased in the casket going around the world, Pulinthanath asks, “Why not make a film on the HAND of DB – what it did during his lifetime and what the hand of DB through the hands of his Salesians continue to do in the world, particularly in this part of India… Blessing, praying, caring, healing, working, building, comforting, supporting etc.”
As the concept and script is being finalized, Pulinthanath is involving cine professionals into the making of the never before attempted film meditation.
He plans to solicit collaboration from other provinces, for specific visuals and footage for the film project and dubbing in vernacular languages.
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