|Shyam Benegal will deliver the keynote address at the Symposium|
The merits and demerits of censorship will be discussed at the PK Nair Symposium on censorship to be held at Hotel Apollo Dimora on December 11th as part of the International Film Festival of Kerala. Dada Saheb Phalke Award winner Shyam Benegal will deliver the keynote address. Documentary filmmaker Rakesh Sharma, Censor Board ex-CEO Pankaja Thakur, former member Anjum Rajabali, Award winning filmmaker Deepa Dhanraj, directors B Unnikrishnan and Jayan Cherian and film critic VC Harris will attend the symposium moderated by film critic Dr. C. S Venkiteswaran.
The symposium is expected to create a venue for spectators to sort out their apprehensions related to the Shyam Benegal Committee report, which had been constituted to create a holistic framework for certification of films.
A seminar on ‘Celebrating 50 Years: The Cinema of Adoor Gopalakrishnan’ will be held on 12th Dec 11:00 am at Hotel Apollo Dimora as a part of the IFFK. Film journalist Uma Da Cunha, Actor Mehelli Modi, Actor Saibal Chatterjee, Dr. Gopinath, Director of Centre for Cultural Studies Meena T. Pillai will participate in the event in which film critic N. K. Raghavenda will be the keynote speaker. Another seminar on ‘The Myth of Low Budget Film making in the light of the Spectacular’ will be held at Hotel Apollo Dimora at 11 am on December 14. Oscar winner Rasool Pookutty, directors Saeed Mirza and Lenin Rajendran and cinematographer Madhu Ambat will participate in the seminar.