Kids make film to show effect of Mumbai terror attack on them

NEW DELHI: Twenty school children aged between 11 and 14 have made a film on the terror attack in Mumbai on 26 November to highlight how the violent images have affected the innocent minds of the children.

‘MH 26/11 – Mumbai Under Attack!’ has been funded and supported by the Ryan Foundation under the aegis of Ryan International Group of Institutions.

The Foundation’s Managing Director Grace Pinto conceptualised the docu-drama when she found school children coming up to the teachers after watching the images and asking why terrorists killed innocent people and the mindset behind all divisions and violence.

Pinto and the teachers realised how the terror attack affected the innocent minds and decided to make the film under Children against Violence.

Children against Violence is a project that raises the voices and concern of the young minds against the terror and violence that we see in the 21st century. Recent terror attacks in Mumbai shook the minds and hearts of millions across the world. From candle light vigils to human chains or public gathering, everyone wanted to express solidarity and concern in their own way.

The 20 school children underwent a short filmmaking course for 20 days and besides directing the film, wrote the script, auditioned the right characters for the role, and even edited the film.

The children were trained and mentored by Utkarsh Marwah, the project director for the Ryan Foundation.

They hope that the world will take notice of the work done by these talented kids and showcase the message of how violence and divisions in society affects children.

The Ryan foundation has also planned to take the film across various cities in India, besides showing it to the Education Board before taking it to various festivals.

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