Two Days “Sambhav” International Film Festival on Gender Diversity and Inclusion

Date: – 31st March and 1st April 2022
Place: – S. M. Patel Auditorium Hall
Objectives: – To aware students with the different Gender sensitization issues in the society. Number of Participants: – 463
Events Highlights:- Institute of Management Research and Development, Shirpur in association with MAVA (Men against Violence and Abuse was organized Two days “Sambhav” International film festival on gender diversity and inclusion. This event was organized on 31st March and 1st April 2022. Mr. Suraj Pawar and Mr.  Pravin Thote Gender Right Activist of MAVA were invited as a chief resource person for this 2 days film festival. Director Dr. Vaishali Patil felicitated and welcome. MAVA is India’s only organization run by men working on gender issues, which have been largely seen in society on women issues.

Director Dr. Vaishali B. Patil with Resource person Mr. Pravin Thote and HOD’s.

The organization aims at bringing about attitudinal change especially in men, thereby preventing/tackling violence and abuse of women. The organization has focused its work on domestic violence against women. Gender sensitization for various groups, counselling and guidance to needy couples facing marital conflict, networking are on-going programmes. MAVA has been engaging and mentoring thousands of youth to stand up for women’s rights to safety and dignity, using out-of-the box methods like interactive workshops, residential camps, street-theatre performances, an annual cultural magazine, folk songs and games, story-telling, youth helpline, advocacy campaigns, social media and a travelling film festival etc. The Vision of this organization is to have a gender-just society – where men, women, transgender persons and all others live in harmony and with self-respect.

To make this event a blessed one, all the dignitaries prayed to goddess Saraswati by kindling the lamp of knowledge and wisdom. Total 463 students Participated from different colleges and IMRD for this two 2 days Film festival. During these 2 days of film festival multiple international films were showcased on gender issues which were followed by open discussion with experts and students. Most of them were Art films, Documentary and Experimental films like “Maida”, “Abu”, “Mitraa”, “The Great Indian Kitchen”, “My  Mothers  Girlfriend”, “The little Godess” “ Sunday” etc. Students were aware with the different Gender sensitization issues in the society so that they will get realise with their responsibility towards society. It taken by MAVA group and institute by conducting this film festival for today’s generation. Director of IMRD Dr. Vaishali Patil, HOD of MCA and IMCA Mr. Manoj Behere, HOD of MMS Dr. Manoj Patel HOD of UG department Dr. Tushar Patel, all the faculties from UG and PG gave their great support to make this event successful.