Mahatma Gandhi is not only the father of our nation but a great leader who influenced many people around the world with his moral values. The Gandhi-an values are even showcased in many films over the years. Every year, the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), showcases a few films which have the morals taught by Gandhi under the category ICFT UNESCO Gandhi Medal and awards the best one among them.
In the 50th edition of IFFI this year, eight films across the world are competing under this category. They are Ama Khando by Tsering Dhondup, Bahattar Hoorain (Sanjay P. Singh Chauhan), Oray (Mehmet AkifBuyukataley), Rwanda (Ricardo Salvetti), Sanctorum (Joshua Gil), The Infiltrators (Alex Rivera, Christina Ibarra), Vitality (Dongmin Vu) and The Warden (Nima Javidi).
All these films convey the Gandhian morals in some or the other way and that is the primary reason they got shortlisted for this category. A specially appointed jury will watch all of them and decide the winner on the last day of the festival. It is good to see Indian films competing in this category.
IFFI 2019 kickstarts on the 20th of this month in Panjim, Goa. It concludes on the 28th of November.