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Science Film Festival 2017 inaugurated

The 13th edition of Science Film Festival 2017 (SFF), produced by Goethe Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan in association with Environmentalist Foundation of India & Rotary Club of Madras East (RCME) was inaugurated by Dr. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Madras. School students from across the city participated.

 

The theme this year is ‘Anthropocene: Welcome to the Human Age’. The SFF 2017 is taking place in 23 countries from 6th October to 18th December. The films are widely classified into family edutainment; ecology and environment; natural science, technology and life science; culture and history; and non-verbal and science shorts.  In India, a total of 19 films will be screened at the festival. 11 films are for the age group 9 to 12 years and 8 films for the 12 to 16 years. There will be activities accompanying all the films for which the teachers will be given training by the expert

 

The Science Film Festival is a celebration of science communication and enjoys a unique position in Southeast Asia, North Africa and the Middle East. In cooperation with local partners it promotes science literacy and facilitates awareness of contemporary scientific, technological and environmental issues through film and television content with accompanying educational activities. The festival presents scientific issues accessibly and entertainingly to a broad student-audience and demonstrates that science can be communicated in an educational, as well as entertaining manner.

 

Rtn. B.S Purshotham, President, RCME along with other members of the club will be present.

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