Mother Teresa Film Festival to be held in Udaipur
A film festival is being organised to mark the canonisation of Mother Teresa this September. The film festival will focus on her life and teachings and will be held at over 100 locations in India and around 50 oth
A film festival is being organised to mark the canonisation of Mother Teresa this September. The film festival will focus on her life and teachings and will be held at over 100 locations in India and around 50 other countries. Udaipur has been selected as one of these locations to host the film festival.
The Roman Catholic nun, who passed away in 1997 after serving the destitutes on the streets of Kolkata for close to 5 decades, will be declared a saint on September 4 by Pope Francis in the Vatican City.
Organised by the World Catholic Association for Communication’s India chapter, the Mother Teresa International Film Festival (MTIFF) will kick off from Kolkata on August 26 after which it will travel all over the world for the next six months.
As per the festival director Sunil Lucas, “The objective is to spread the message of Mother Teresa before the world. We want to raise awareness and sensitise the people”. The best repertoire of films and documentaries made on the Nobel laureate and inspired by her life would be played during the festival.
Besides Udaipur, other Indian cities where the film will be showcased include Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Guwahati, Patna, Indore, Ranchi and four cities of Kerala.