IFFI remembers earthquake victims in Pak, India
A 15-second silence was observed by IFFI delegates to offer condolences to those killed in the powerful earthquake on Oct 8.india Updated: Nov 26, 2005 22:45 IST
Cinema may not be all about the real world, but the Goa International Film Festival of India (IFFI) participants remembered the victims of last month's earthquake in Pakistan and India that killed tens of thousands of people.
A 15-second silence was observed by IFFI delegates at one of the first IFFI events on Fridayto offer condolences to those killed in the powerful earthquake on October 8.
Participants of the 'India: The Big Picture' conference were urged by Pakistani film-maker Samina Peerzada to offer prayers for the quake victims.
"Let us observe a 15-second silence for all the people who lost their lives in the earthquake in our two countries," said Peerzada whose country suffered the heaviest casualties.
Goa Chief Minister Pratapsing Rane and Indian director Nagesh Kukunoor were among the audience at the conference organised by industry chamber Confederation of Indian Industry.
International relief agencies say nearly 80,000 people perished in the 7.4 magnitude earthquake in Pakistan.