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The ambassador of Israel in India, His Excellency David Aphek formally inaugurated the first ever festival of Israeli Student Films at Asian Academy of Film & Television.Welcoming the ambassador and Mr. Akiva Tevet, Head of the Film Department at Camera Obscura School of Art , Prof. Sandeep Marwah thanked them for arranging the screening of the films exclusively for the students of AAFT and said this event has great educational value for the would be film makers.Addressing the students His Excellency David Aphek who had personally supervised the relief provided by his country to the victims of the earthquake at Bhuj, was visibly moved when he asked all present to observe silence as a mark of respect to the departed souls.Continuing with his address, the ambassador said it was indeed difficult for him to switch his mind from disaster to film art.He, however, felt that the human suffering in Gujrat will surely provide subject matter for films.His Excellency David Aphek was of provides the right kind of environment to the film makers for their work. Mr.Akiva Tevet who had come from Israel to interact with the students of AAFT, said that today’ s film makers emerge from film schools and are better educated than their predecessors. He was of the view that film school is the place to discover and to nurture one’ s artistic potential. Mr. Akiva Tevet said the some of the makers of films brought by him are extremely talented and they posses the necessary potential to earn recognition in the film world.the screening of films followed the formal inauguration of the festival.

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