Students of Film And Television Institute of India have been in the news ever since they started protesting against the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as the chairman of their institution.
It was a while before they ended their initial protest but t he cancellation of students section from the ongoing International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa followed by the arrest and detention of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) students has once again escalated tension between protesters and the government.
Here is everything you need to know about the recent happenings:
1. Why did the students of FTII start the rebel film festival?
The agitating FTII students started their 'rebel' film festival featuring films made by the current and past students of the premier film institute, in protest against the exclusion of the student section from the ongoing International Film Festival of India (IFFI) Goa.
2. Entry in the rebel film festival is free.
The Huffington Post mentioned in its report that entry to the rebel film festival is free.
3. The festival is called Retracing Freedom
It is the two-day festival and FTII students wanted to showcase their creativity.
4. Filmmakers such as Saeed Mirza have questioned absence of FTII students' films at IFFI.
It is ironic that students of such a premiere institution of India have been banned from something which is not only a part of their curriculum but also can help them shape their future as well.