Students bring cultures near with short-films

The students, 20 of them from seventh to 10 th standard, of the Deenabandu school, who were trained in making video films under the One People International media project, have made short-films with the help of two of their teachers.

Digital technology

The objective of the project is to introduce the digital technology to children, to make them proficient in communication skills and enable them to become world citizens.

The short-films on making jaggery, folk art forms, several unique rural vocations and native food culture were exhibited for students of Valdof in Upsala in Sweden.

Each film, 5 to 7 minutes long, unveils the sensitivity, creativity, imagination and technical skills among the students. They have videographed, written the script and dialogues and edited the films independently.

The students were trained by Natesh Ullal of the media project and assisted by Susan and Merlin from Germany.

Eco-friendly practices

Speaking at a press conference organised by the Deenabandu school here on Friday, Megha, a student, said: “The films, made with an objective to promote eco-friendly practices, on the rural vocations have given me immense satisfaction.”

“When we approached the villagers, they were reluctant to cooperate with us. But, we convinced them by explaining about the objective of our project,” she added.

Lokesh Rao Jadhav, another student, said, “We got good response for our films at the festival in Upsala. We have been in touch with the students from that city via internet”. Students Shyamala and Harish also shared their experiences.

‘Madhyamotsava-2011’ on July 1

‘Madhyamotsava-2011’, to provide a stage to exhibit the four films made by students of the Deenabandu school and other films by students from other schools would be held here on July 1.

Music director Hamsalekha would inaugurate the festival at the Ramasamudra Deenabandu school at 6 pm on July 1. Deputy commissioner K Amaranarayan would preside over the inaugural function, K Marulasiddappa and Ini Periyodi would also participate, said honorary secretary of the Deenabandu school G S Jayadeva.

Films made by students of Valdof school, Pentre Harford school of Wales and Futures school, Aroville, Puduchery would also be exhibited.

He said the project intends to use the students to promote world peace through understanding of cultures of various countries.

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