Kochi, September 30: As a part of SiGNS short film and documentary festival, Rakesh Sharma , Director of ‘Final Solution’, an investigative documentary visualising the shocking truth about 2002 Gujarat Riots, will deliver this year’s John Abraham Memorial Speech on Saturday, 5p.m at Ernakulam Town Hall.
The well known director will deliver a speech on the topic ‘Intolerant India-Free speech, Censored mind’ . Rakesh Sharma, also the Jury Head for SiGNS 2016 will screen few clips from his new documentary ‘Final Solution -Revisited’, which he is working on. In this new project, the director has gone back to Gujarat to resume his documentation, from where he stopped with Final Solution.
Made in 2004, ‘Final solution’ initially got a ban from Censor Board, but later the ban was lifted after a sustained campaign through online petition, hundreds of protest screenings countrywide, and multi-city signature campaigns and dozens of letters to the Government sent by audiences directly. The documentary went on to win President’s Indian National Film Awards and won two awards at 2004 Berlin International Film Festival. ‘Final Solution’ was screened on Thurday at SiGNS 2016 in front of a full crowd.
‘SiGNS 2016’ will screen around 200 short film and documentaries and will have its curtains down on October 2 at Ernakulam Town.
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