New Delhi: People with Disabilities (PWDs) are equally talented and could play an important role in the economic development of any nation with the right kind of opportunities. This was one message which resonated in all short films and documentaries screened at the 12th edition of the ‘We Care Film Fest’ in New Delhi. The festival which had an overwhelming presence of young people, highlighted through movies, the spectacular participation of the differently abled in various multi-national companies including international fast food chains.
Films are a powerful tool in changing the mindset and to sensitise people, and equipped with the sub-titles, films have become more accessible globally, said Neeradha Chandramohan, Director, National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities. She also urged that the International Film Festival of India should screen movies on disability and called for instituting a separate award category for recognizing the best film in this category.