The City and its Cinema – an accessible excursion – Aug. 20, 2016

Explore Differently ( works on building ways to offer options for an accessible outdoor exploration for persons with disability and wheelchair users. Madras Week gives us  a great opportunity to include a few walks that are designed to welcome persons with disability and wheelchair users. Participation welcome from wheelchair users and persons with disabilities and possibly their family members (if they wish to accompany). Also a small number of individuals without disabilities.

Arrangements for accessible transport (a bus that has a facility to lift wheelchairs) and portable ramps will be made by Explore Differently.  We will also have a special educator to overcome hurdles in communication. We do understand that most of the walks under Madras Day celebration are free of costs. But as we will be arranging for custom transportation and a special educator we need to charge only to cover expenses. Participants who make their own arrangements will not be charged.

Details: An introduction to the fascinating history of cinema in Chennai followed by a walk across Prasad Studios and Prasad Labs. This walk will offer a unique opportunity to see what an actual studio floor looks like.

Lead: Venkatesh Chakravarthy, Regional Director of L.V. Prasad Film & TV Academy

Date and Time: Saturday, 20th August 2016 from  10.00 AM-12:30PM


Starting Point: Entrance gate of L. V. Prasad Academy, Saligramam

Ending Point: Entrance gate of L. V. Prasad Academy, Saligramam

Registration: Last date for registration 10th August 2016. Mail to:

Charges: Rs, 200 per person, to cover expenses towards travel.
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