On World Press Freedom day, UNESCO will show an Indian director, Rahul Chittela’s film , ‘Azaad’, as part of an even tthat is scheduled to be held from May 1 to 4 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The theme for this years World Press Freedom Day is ‘Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s Role in Advancing Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies’.
The film stars some of the most well known actors from the Indian cinema scene, like Atul Kulkarni, who is well known in Bollywood as well as the Marathi film circuit. The director Rahul Chittela has earlier given us some impressive stuff like ‘Shor Se Shuruat’ and the short film ‘Muted’.
Another notable talent in the film is Sharad Menon, who will be acting in his second short film after Chetan Kanodia’s ‘Time Machine’. He was recently seen in the feature film, ‘Poshter Girl’. Sakshi Tanwar, who is in the ALT Balaji series ‘Karle Tu Bhi Mohabbat’ is seen in the film too.
The International Day was proclaimed in 1993 after it was adopted at the 26th Session of the UNESCO General Conference in 1991. The commemoration of this day was basically in response to African journalists who produced the Winhoek Declaration on media independence, back in 1991.