Eminent theatre and movie personality Naseeruddin Shah today (Febuary 26) inaugurated the second edition of film preservation & restoration workshop here at the National Film Archive of India.
The Film Heritage Foundation, set up by Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, in association with Viacom18 has started the workshop with an aim to save and uphold the legacy of India’s cinematic heritage.
“It is a matter of great pride for me to be here. On behalf of the entire film fraternity, I would like to thank Shivendra for this initiative.
“I am very proud that there are 50 films of mine in the archive list here. I can’t thank PK Nair Saab enough because he has inspired a generation of youngsters to follow him in his footsteps,” Shah said.
The workshop will take place from February 26 to March 6 and will involve lectures, presentations and practical classes that will be conducted by leading international experts in the field, for cinema enthusiasts who want to learn in-depth knowledge of the subject.
Apart from technical workshops on the craft of preservation and lectures, there will also be a daily screening of a restored classic preceded by an introductory talk on the restoration.
Thelma Ross from the Museum of Modern Art, New York, will also be conducting sessions in the specialised field of documentation and cataloguing.