SACF Volunteers respond to Historic Films through Art

Blog / Nov 27, 2014

SACF involved a diverse group of volunteers at various times in their film heritage project. Among them were three young volunteers who had an interest in art. These volunteers felt inspired and SACF encouraged and supported them to respond to their film heritage learning and the project as a whole through their creative work.

As a result, these young artists produced some sketches and paintings of film personalities unearthed by SACF’s A Hidden Heritage Project. They included Anglo-Indian film actress Merle Oberon, British Hungarian film director Alexander Kordaactor/director Ghulam Iftekhar Rasool and Indian film director Bimal Roy. These were launched prominently at The Nehru Centre by the Indian High Commissioner in May 2014. They were also displayed as special exhibits as part of SACF’s A Hidden Heritage exhibition at London’s prestigious cultural venue, The Nehru Centre in May 2014.

The above findings are part of the research which ensued in the project – A Hidden Heritage: Indo-British Film Collaboration (1930-1951)

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