The footage was sent by UK based Ms Margaret South (nee Taylor), daughter of William Taylor to NFAI
for preservation, it said.
For film lovers whose interest goes beyond masala movies, the NFAI
is preparing a set of DVDs of silent films which will be available for sale.
Besides, he has also made a documentary titled Celluloid Man, on PK Nair, the founder of NFAI
. "I make money through ad films, and spend it on documentaries like these," he says.
"There was no scientific storage until 1991," says MIT alum Jadhav, a chemistry major who took over at NFAI
A source says: " The director handed over the copies of all his films to the NFAI
recently." National Film Archive of India safeguards the heritage of Indian Cinema for posterity and acts as a centre for dissemination of a healthy film culture in the country.
Though the preservation and conservation of archival material, including films, is done by institutions like the National Films Archives of India ( NFAI
), the ministry feels the entire project be put in mission mode to fast- track it.
Justice Manmohan Sarin, Chairman, FCAT; Amit Khare, Secretary, Ministry of I&B; Prasoon Joshi, Chairman, CBFC; Ujwal Nirgudkar, Member of the Academy and Prakash Magdum, Director, NFAI
were also present at the event.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the National Film Archive of India (NFAI
) and FTII on Thursday.
The National Film Archives (NFAI
) of India in collaboration with the Bureau of Outreach and Communication will hold a multi-media digital exhibition as a tribute to the Mahatma, who inspired countries around the world with his philosophy of truth and non-violence (Satyagraha and Ahimsa).