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Brazil honoured 100 years of Indian cinema by releasing two postage stamps

May 20, 2014 11:11 IST

To pay tribute to the 100 years of Indian cinema, Brazil on 5 May 2014 released two postage stamps designed by an Indian graphic designer. The stamp was released in Brasilia to mark the Indian Cinema Film Festival which is dedicated to contemporary Indian cinemas.

The postage stamps have been designed by Kochi-based graphic designer Satya Raj and were released by India’s Ambassador to Brazil, Ashok Tomar along with Anand Jyothi and Carina Bini Palackapilly, the curators and directors of the festival.

About the Indian Cinema Film Festival in Brazil
The Indian cinema Film Festival is the first of its kind festival in South America. The festival would later move to other cities of Brazil by the end of the 2014 FIFA World Cup scheduled to be held from 12 June to 13 July 2014. Some cities where the festival will move include
• Rio De Janerio, Reife (Northern Brazil)
• Porte Alegre (Southern Brazil)     

Production house Tantri Arte has organised the film festival in collaboration with the Cultural Ministry of Brazil and it focuses mainly on art and parallel movies. The production house is run by film curator Indo-Brazilian couple Jyothi and his wife Palackapilly. They have been organising Indian Cinema Film festival since 2011. The 2012 film festival witnessed screening of 35 Indian movies.

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