Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Use RTI to fight corruption: Dhvani Desai, Film Maker

Animated moving images of a duration of only four minutes are enough to convey the potency of the Right To Information Act. This is noted animation film-maker Dhvani Desai’s film ‘Chakravyuh’ screened in the International Competition Section of animation films at MIFF 2014 today.

Through the struggles of four characters, the film throws light on how the RTI can be used to eradicate corruption in the country. Interacting with press at the MIFF Media Centre, Dhvani Desai said the idea for the film was born out of problems she went through herself. “In my own building, the society was completely breaching our trust. Despite running from pillar to post in government departments, nothing worked. But with an RTI application, everything fell into place.”

Through four characters from different parts of the country, the film spreads awareness about the power RTI gives to every citizen of India. It does not talk about big scams, but focuses on simple issues like pension, ration card etc, which a common man goes through in his every day life.

The film, produced by Films Division, was first shown on October 12, 2014 on the occasion of 8th anniversary of RTI in Mumbai.

Courtesy: Press Information Bureau, Mumbai

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