Documentary 'Weavers of Hope' based on the weavers of Gaya's Patwa group won UNESCO Award | 09 Dec 2023

Why in News?

According to the information received from the media on December 7, 2023, the documentary film ‘Weavers of Hope’ based on the lives of the weavers of Patwa Toli near Gaya has been honoured with an award by UNESCO.

Key Points:

  • The film's director Shinjan Chatterjee said that this documentary film is based on the lives of the weavers of Patwa Toli near Gaya.
  • University Public Relations Officer Mohd. Mudassir Alam informed that the competition was jointly organised by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Commonwealth Media Center for Asia (CEMCA).
  • The documentary film has been awarded a special award along with a cash prize.
  • Students of the Department of Mass Communication and Media of Central University of South Bihar (CUSB) made an important contribution in the production of the film.
  • The media department involved in film production were Shivam Bhadani, Shinjan Chatterjee, Tooba Rehman, Pragati Kumari, Megha Kumari, Aditi Singhal, Richa Kumari, Dixit Singh and Sheelu Ragini.