Documentary Film ‘God’s Own People’ screened in Cannes Film Festival


Bhubaneswar: May 14: Participating in the inaugural programme of Cannes Film Festival, Ashok Chandra Panda, Minister, Tourism & Culture invited the Foreign film makers to take full opportunity extended by Odisha Tourism to shoot their films here. Minister Sri Panda said that Odisha has ample provisions to encourage film makers and necessary revision in state tourism policy could be possible in this regard.

A fragrance of Odishan Culture was there in Cannes International Film Festival.

Screening of ‘God’s Own People’, a documentary on Nabakalebar (Devine Rebirth) of Lord Shree Jagannath received stunning applause in international audience.

‘God’s Own People’, a documentary of 80 minutes duration, produced by renowned film maker and director Padmashree Neelamadhaba Panda has been sponsored by Tourism and Culture Department, Govt of Odisha. An amount of Rupees 78 lakhs has been spent for production of the documentary, which was highly praised by distinguished personalities including the Governor and the Chief Minister during a special show in Bhubaneswar some days back.

Among others Indian Ambassador in France Mohan Kumar, Director, Tourism Nitin Bhanudas Jawale, Co-Producer of the film Akshya Parija and Tourist officer Ratikant Patnaik were present.

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