Prakash Jha's documentary on Bihar released
Times of India
PATNA: A 43-minute documentary, 'Sunehare Dastaan... Bihar ki Bhoomi Se', was released on Friday.
The short film, produced by Prakash Jha, provides a glimpse of Bihar's glorious history, heritage and culture.
The film was shot in Bihar during last winter. It captures Mahatma Gandhi's satyagraha, Chandragupta's empire, Ashoka's dhamma policy, Sher Shah Suri's administration, Buddhist philosophy, Jain teachings, Sufi shrines, Bhagalpur silk handloom weavers, Madhubani painters and other glorious aspects of Bihar.
"The documentary will help people know Bihar better. If we are not aware of our past, we cannot make our present better. And, a poor present always leads to a dark future," said state information and public relations minister Brishen Patel. Several ministers and bureaucrats watched the film.
The documentary is written and directed by Alankrita Shrivastava. Jha has produced the documentary as a token of gift to Bihar government to mark Bihar Diwas.
Bihar's education department principal secretary Anjani Kumar Singh announced: "The documentary will be screened at all schools. We have plans to convey its message (screening of the documentary) to panchayat level as well."