Virtual International Film Festivaladmin
There has been a paradigm shift in the learning patterns of students precisely in the 21st century and technology has contributed immensely. At Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Lucknow we focus on holistic education and believe that children need more than just a strong foundation in a core curriculum. Students today need to develop a compassionate understanding of the world around them and should be able to address global issues more creatively. Movies prove to be a great educational tool in this regard and do strike a chord down the line.
The school organised a first ever virtual International Film Festival in collaboration with, ‘The Blooming Tales” an organisation based in Bengaluru on 12th December’20. The students of grade V upwards got a chance to witness a total of nine short films based around Ecology, Sustainability, Wildlife Conservation, Leadership and Empathy.
The movie Fayaaz left the audience teary eyed as itwas a heart touching story of an Eight-year-old boy Fayaz who lost his two Limbs at the age of 4 due to accidently picking up a bomb that exploded when he threw it. The film shows the courage of Fayaaz and how he found hope at a Disability Centre in the Kashmir Valley.
Ms. Devshree Nath The director of the movie Baari, and Mr. Abdul Rashid, the maker of the film Green Gold on fire and Fayaaz had also connected virtually. They patiently answered the questions of the students and were pleased to see their observation skills and interaction. The special guest of the event was Ms. Manju Singh who was a renowned TV producer at Doordarshan in the 60’s and 70’s, and has also acted in the film ‘Golmaal’. She appreciated the movies chosen for the festival and urged the students to write letters to the concerned organisations to bring a positive change in the country.
The Principal Ms. Poonam Kochitty thanked the organizers and said that such movies throw light on the problems of the real world and asked the students to think of creative and sustainable solutions for a bright future.