School kids beat filmmakers to make movie on Mumbai 26/11

February 9th, 2009 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Filmmakers made a beeline to register titles to make movies on the Mumbai terror attacks last year, but a group of 20 school children has already shot a film titled “MH (Muslim, Hindu) 26/11 - Mumbai Under Attack!”. It will be premiered here Tuesday.

Made by children aged between 11-14, the film highlights how the images of the attacks shown by media affected the children’s mind.

The project has been funded and supported by the Ryan Foundation under the aegis of Ryan International Group of Institutions, said a press release.

Grace Pinto, managing director of Ryan foundation, conceptualised the docu-drama after school children started approaching their teachers to ask why the terrorists were killing innocent people.

Such questions raised Pinto’s concerns about how the images of the terror attack were affecting the minds of the children, so they decided to make a film under their project Children Against Violence.

The 20 school children underwent a short filmmaking course carried by Utkarsh Marwah, the project director for the Ryan Foundation for 20 days. Besides directing the film, they even wrote the script, auditioned actors and edited it.

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