International filmmaker Shekhar Kapur to speak at .Open Minds forum in Oman

Oman Saturday 30/January/2016 20:35 PM
By: Times News Service
International filmmaker Shekhar Kapur to speak at .Open Minds forum in Oman

MUSCAT: International movie maker Shekhar Kapur will be one of the top speakers at the .Open Minds’ forum, which will be held at the Ballroom of Shangri La Barr Al Jissah on February 10 and 11.
Kapur is a visionary filmmaker and storyteller and is known for his “work, which is the intersection of art, myth and activism.”
He shot to international fame with award-winning English period films, such as Elizabeth and The Four Feathers, while Indian hits, such as Masoom, Mr India and Bandit Queen propelled him to the top slot of the Indian film circuit.
Elizabeth, a historical biopic of Queen Elizabeth and the Golden Age won the BAFTA award for best film and two Academy awards.
Kapur has also been the recipient of the Indian National Film award, the National Board of Review award and three Filmfare awards. In 2010, he served as one of the jury members (international competition) at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival.
The .Open Minds thought leadership forum will see top global speakers, including Entrepreneur Chris Gardner, Princess Beatrice of York, Dutch football legend Ruud Gullit and other thought and change leaders.
The event is presented by Areej Vegetable Oils and Derivatives (AVOD). Merge and Al Wisal are the radio partners and the Times of Oman and Al Shabiba are the media partners. For more information and registration: Contact: 99620757, 95122430; email: [email protected]