Ujire: The documentary film ‘Gathavaibhava’ about the handloom sarees of Kasaragod, produced by the students of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication of Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwar Postgraduate Center, Ujire, won the ‘Best Documentary Award’ at the ‘Paridrishya’ International Short Film and Documentary Film Festival held in Bangalore.
‘A total of 150 films from 10 countries participated in the amateur and professional categories in this film festival held on February 11 and 12 in collaboration with ‘Mysore Cinema Society’ and ‘Bharatiya Chitra Sadhan’ at Suchitra Cinema and Cultural Academy.
In this documentary, the Kasaragodu saree itself was portrayed as telling the story of its ‘past glory’ in this documentary, which was made with the knowledge of the weavers and their routines, exploring the history of the endangered ‘Kasargodu Saree’, a thread of the Indian handloom’s giant heritage.The documentary was produced by students Ram Mohan Bhatt H. (Lyrics, Direction) and Sampath Kumar Rai (Photography) brought out, S.D.M. Rakshit Rai, Director-Video Productions, Multimedia Studio, assisted in editing. S.D.M. Shruti Jain, professor of journalism at the college, appeared as Kasaragod saree and provided the background voice.
At the award ceremony held at the end of the film festival on February 12, S.D.M. Director of Multimedia Studio-Video Productions Rakshit Rai, students Ram Mohan Bhatt H. And Sampath Kumar Rai received the award.
Best Music Award
B.Voc of Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwar Postgraduate Center, Ujira for the background score for the film ‘Brihannale’. (Digital Media & Film Making) student Antony P.J. He received the ‘Best Music Award’ (Amateur Category) at the ‘Paridrishya’ International Short Film and Documentary Film Festival.