Mumbai, 10th November 2021
To mark the International Science Day 2021, Films Division will screen a package of nine documentaries highlighting the contribution of Indian scientists. The films will be streamed on 10th November, 2021 on Films Division website www.filmsdivision.org/DocumentaryoftheWeek and YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/FilmsDivision
The films being showcased are Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose (39 Min /1958) – bringing to the screen the life of the great Botanist from childhood to his pioneering efforts to prove the existence of life in plants, Dr. Visvesvaraya (19 Min / 1960) –a film which tells the humble origins of Dr. M. Visveswaraya, and many memorable engineering feats, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray (18 Min/1961) – a rich biography of one of the eminent scientists, describing his brilliant academic career, his life as a college professor and as a pioneer in the establishment of industries, Homi Bhabha – A Scientist in Action (22 Min / 1973) – a short film one of the greatest nuclear scientists of India, who was an institution in himself, Dr. Satyen Bose (19 Min/1975) – on noted Indian mathematician and physicist, specialising in theoretical physics who is best known for his collaboration with Albert Einstein, C.V. Raman (17 Min / 1982) – a biopic of the Nobel laureate Physicist, Vikram Sarabhai (40 Min / 1995) – on the life and work of the well known physicist and astronomer who is hailed as Father of Indian Space programme, The Man Who Lives in The Future : Prof. C. N. R. Rao (29 Min/2012) –a film which traces the life and times of Prof CNR Rao, National Research Professor and Chair of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India, and G.D. Naidu – the Edison of India (52 Min / 2018) – a well-researched biopic of the great inventor- engineer.
The package of inspirational biographies will be streamed on and on 10th November, 2021 for 24 hours.
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