The four-day Mother Teresa International Film Festival (MTIFF), beginning August 26, will feature 23 foreign and Indian films to coincide with Mother Teresa’s canonisation by Pope Francis at the Vatican on Sept 4.
To be held at the state government-run auditorium Nandan, the festival will be opened with an American documentary titled ”Mother Teresa”.
Besides seven Indian films, entries from USA, France, UK, Spain, Italy, Canada and Japan will be screened. On October 2, a “Thanksgiving Holy Eucharist” followed by a civic programme will be held at the Netaji Indoor Stadium where among others, Vice President Hamid Ansari will be present.
The celebrations will culminate November 4 with the state government organising a “Homage to St. Teresa of Calcutta” where Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be present.
A life-size bronze statue of Mother Teresa would also be installed at the Bishop house in the city. – CINEWS