Multimedia and documentary screening festival, Ainaa, held in Jamia

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By Hanan Zaffar, Muslim Mirror News,

Delhi: Exploring the issues of social importance and information dissemination, a documentary and online project screening festival Ainaa was held here in M.F. Hussain Art Gallery, Jamia Millia Islamia on Saturday.

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Held under the aegis of AJK Mass Communication and Research Centre , the festival opened to a packed house, commencing with a panel discussion on “Shifting focus to non-issues: Is broadcast news losing its relevance” moderated by Niha Masih, National affairs writer Hindustan Times. The speakers included senior journalist Urmilesh Singh, National Security Editor The Hindu Josy Joseph, Executive Editor Twocircles.net Valli Karunakarn and Consulting Editor The Wire Maya Mirchandani.

The festival featured projects conceptualised and directed by the final year students of convergent journalism. Among the work displayed on the occasion included Palledari, a film by Moazzam Ali, Aftab Sheikh and Akrati Bhatia, depicting the day to day struggle of porters in Delhi; Medicare, a multimedia project by Tavanpal Singh, Zeeshan Ali and Mohammad Shoaib on appalling condition of healthcare in the country; Police Waale, a documentary by Aquib Nikita and Haider Ali focusing on the ‘other’ side of policemen and Her Jagah, a multimedia project outlining the problems women face in public spaces.

Attended by noted academicians and students of various institutes, the event concluded with a note of thanks by Danish Iqbal, deputy director of AJK Mass Communication and Research Centre.

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