• Short Summary

    INDIAN FILM PRODUCERS, DIRECTORS, ACTORS AND TECHNICIANS PARADED THROUGH THE STREETS OF CALCUTTA YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) TO COLLECT FUNDS FOR THOSE WOUNDED BY POLICE GUNFIRE DURING THE WEST BENGAL DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT'S POLICY OF FOOD DISTRIBUTION.

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    INDIAN FILM PRODUCERS, DIRECTORS, ACTORS AND TECHNICIANS PARADED THROUGH THE STREETS OF CALCUTTA YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) TO COLLECT FUNDS FOR THOSE WOUNDED BY POLICE GUNFIRE DURING THE WEST BENGAL DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT'S POLICY OF FOOD DISTRIBUTION. EARLIER, THEY HAD FORMED A COMMITTEE WITH THE FAMOUS FILM DIRECTOR, SHRI SATYAJIT RAY, AS PRESIDENT, TO LEAD THE COLLECTION DRIVE.

    THE COMMITTEE HAS EXPRESSED ITS SYMPATHIES WITH THE VICTIMS OF THE POLICE GUNFIRE DURING THE FOOD RIOTS, AND PLANS TO GIVE FINANCIAL AND OTHER AID AS FAR AS PRACTICABLE TO THOSE AFFECTED DURING THE DISTURBANCES. MR SATYAJIT RAY APPEALED TO EVERYONE CONNECTED WITH THE FILM AND THEATRE WORLD TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE FUND.

    SOME 30 PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN THE CALCUTTA FOOD RIOTS RECENTLY. THE RIOTS, WHICH INVOLVED BURNING AND CLASHES WITH POLICE, STARTED AS DEMONSTRATIONS AND QUICKLY GOT OUT OF HAND. DISCONTENT WITH THE GOVERNMENT'S FOOD DISTRIBUTION ALSO PROVOKED A 24-HOUR GENERAL STRIKE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB9WX7JJ1LTWN5CMJU1ZOIBXXJ
    Media URN:
    VLVAB9WX7JJ1LTWN5CMJU1ZOIBXXJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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