NAGPUR: Railways are a part of many cinemas and films. On Friday, in a first of its kind effort, a documentary film festival on Railways was organized by Films Division and Nagpur Division of Central Railway (CR). Documentaries featuring different aspects of railways were showcased during the programme meant for railways officers and their families.
Celebrating the role of Indian Railways in the film industry, documentary ‘Trains Within 24 Frames’ tried to capture the romance between motion pictures and trains. “The film is directed by Rita Hemrajani, an Indian Railway Personnel Services officer who is on deputation to Film Board. She sowed the idea of the documentary film festival on railways,” said RK Chandel, senior branch manager, Films Division, Mumbai.
The documentaries reflected the various relationships that railways had with different people. While A Race With Death, an animation film addressed the public on safety measures at unmanned level crossing, Courtesy Costs Nothing is aimed at railway’s own employees. About eight documentaries were screened.
“All these films have been made over different period of time and showcase the working of railways and its interaction with different people. They showcase the difference that railways has made in the lives of the people and the country,” said Brijesh Dixit, divisional railway manager, CR, Nagpur Division.