The festival, which will open with specialized Documentary Appreciation Workshops, will present films with themes ranging from deep personal explorations to social commentaries on the world we inhabit.

On till Sep 2, the event is organized by Public Service Broadcasting Trust (PSBT) in collaboration with India International Centre, New Delhi, Doordarshan and External Publicity and Public Diplomacy Division, Ministry of External Affairs.

The festival will showcase films produced by PSBT over the last year and some earlier ones directed by independent filmmakers, read a statement.

The films will be like a kaleidoscope. It will bring the story of Indian handicrafts, the moments and triumphs of peoples' movements, struggles for the right to live and the right to die, the history of films and filmmaking in India, the plight of urban and rural environments and much more.

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