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6.9 Sikkim Rising LIVE Launch & Press Conference [04:30pm (IST) 11:00am (GMT)]

NEW DELHI, September 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Mediakraft will launch its travelogue documentary series 6.9 Sikkim Rising LIVE via its online channel http://www.SikkimRising.TV on September 28, 2012. The Event will be held at Studio 1D of the Asian Academy of Film & Television, Marwah Studios, Film City, Sector 16A, NOIDA, UP, India at 4.30pm (IST)/(11:00am GMT). All Press and Documentary lovers are invited, seating is limited to 100 seats. Whole event will be webcast LIVE at SikkimRising.TV.

On September 18, 2012 which was the first anniversary of the Sikkim Earthquake, Mediakraft announced the launch its online channel http://www.SikkimRising.TV, made exclusively for the Travelogue Documentary Series "6.9 Sikkim Rising". The travelogue documentary features the filmmaker's journey across the hill state of Sikkim, India in October 2011, only three weeks after a devastating earthquake on 18 September 2011, to document the massive destruction that took place there. This travelogue is, however, not a story of destruction. It's a story of hope and inspiration to billions worldwide. It's a story about how the people of Sikkim, the small Himalayan state in India, is returning to its feet after seeing their lives fall apart in the 6.9 magnitude earthquake that hit them on that unfortunate day. The series was shot within 22 days of the earthquake hitting Sikkim and carries exclusive footage and stories from the remotest parts of the state, stories and areas that were not covered by the National and International Media.

The Travelogue Documentary Series will be made available worldwide on 28 September 2012 evening via VOD (Video On Demand) at http://www.SikkimRising.TV after the Press Conference. The press conference will be streamed live at http://www.SikkimRising.TV. During the Live Press Conference first 25 minutes of the Travelogue Documentary Series will be streamed live at http://www.SikkimRising.TV.

6.9 Sikkim Rising is an independent production initiative undertaken by Mediakraft to help the earthquake victims of Sikkim, a disaster affected state in India. Shot within 22 days of the earthquake hitting Sikkim, it has spent over 9 months on the edit table. A team of over 30 professionals from New Delhi, Mumbai, Gangtok, Bangalore, Kolkata and Ahmedabad have collaborated together to make this venture possible. Help in making the series has come from some caring nationals from Sweden and Germany as well.

September 28 will also see the launch of a memorabilia series in the form of notebooks, coasters, T-shirts, handbags, etc., bearing the 6.9 Sikkim Rising logo and slogans.

Other than screening of the first 25 minutes of the travelogue series the launch event will also include special guests from the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Sikkim Government, Media Industry and NGOs who will share their views on various aspects of natural disasters and disaster management .

Programme Schedule for Series Launch (1 hour)

  • Series Intro and the Guest Intro
  • Panel Members to discuss disaster related topics.
  • Panel QnA with the Press
  • Live Play out of First 25 Minutes of 6.9 Sikkim Rising
  • Film Maker QnA with the Press
  • Wrap up speech

Special Guest Speakers:
Major General Kaushal, NDMA, Former GOC Desert Division
Mr. Karma S Palzore, Veteran Journalist, CNN-IBN

We have also invited to speak:
Mr. Marcus Rai, Assistant Resident Commisioner, Govt. of Sikkim
Launch Venue:
Studio 1D,
Asian Academy of Film & Television,
Marwah Studios,
Film City, Sector 16A
NOIDA

Time:
Reporting Time: 4:30 Pm IST / 11:00Am GMT
Programme Starts: 5:00 Pm IST / 11:30Am GMT



Editor's Note:

Producer/ Director Mr. Aditya Basu is available for one-to-one interviews with media. For one-to-one interviews unpublished images and videos will be made available.

Sikkim Rising Official Project Pages:

Online Channel:
http://www.SikkimRising.TV

Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/SikkimRising

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/SikkimRising

YouTube Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/MediakraftGlobal

Project Partners:
http://tinyurl.com/SRPartners

Mediakraft:
http://www.mediakraft.in/sikkim/

About the Director and Producer:

Project is Produced and Directed by Aditya Basu who has over 16 years' experience in working within various fields of the Media Industry like National and Regional Non-Fiction TV Productions, National and Regional TV News and International A/V & Text News Publishing over the Internet catering to International Markets. He is considered to be a pioneer in the New Media Industry having launched 2 news and information portals back in 2003 which streams video as part of its news content offering.

Aditya Basu has been involved in production of 3 TV Documentary Series prior to this series (Consisting of 24 Independent Documentary Episodes) and in over 16 Independent Documentary Films financed by various Govt. and Private, Non-Fiction TV Channels and TV News Companies in India.

Aditya Basu has also been, for the last three consecutive years, a part of the Jury for the International Digital Emmy Awards (2009-2011) in the Non-Fiction Category, which is held every year in conjunction with the MIPTV Awards in Cannes, France.

6.9 Sikkim Rising Project Partners:

Legal Partner: Legal Orbit
Legal Orbit (the "Firm") is a young, dynamic and progressive full service Indian law firm rendering legal services with a client focused and solution oriented approach. The Firm provides with a "one stop shop" seamless service for all the legal requirements of its clients.

http://www.legalorbit.co.in

Animation Partner: Virtualinfocom

We at Virtual Information and Communications (virtualinfocom) believe in the perfect mix of imaginative and innovative efficiency, coupled with ground breaking technology provides our customers with the state of the art products and services.

http://www.virtualinfocom.com/

PR Distribution Partner: PR Newswire

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Online VOD Partner: Eggup.Com

Egg up.com is a global award winning technology platform which helps film makers distribute their films globally in a secured manner while maintaining all controls on the content. Consumers can watch Hi def quality shows in multiple devices, securely share it with friends & promote the shows in social media networks & help generate revenue for the film makers.

http://www.eggup.com

About Mediakraft:

Mediakraft Pvt. Ltd. is a digital content production, publishing and distribution company based in New Delhi, India. We create and distribute A/V and Textual/GFX content internationally via both the new and the old media platforms. We specialise in non fiction content production, publishing and distribution of Documentary Films, Documentary Series, Corporate Films, Promotional Films, Podcasts, Vodcasts etc.

http://www.mediakraft.in

Contact:
Shivani Swaroop
Press & Corporate Relations,
Mediakraft Pvt. Ltd.
New Delhi,
India
Mobile: +91-9654810951
eMail: shivani.swaroop [at] mediakraft.in /6.9 [at] mediakraft.in

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