From A Correspondent
Tura, Aug 28: The weeklong Children’s Film Bonza kickstarted at the Government Girls’ Higher Secondary School here on Monday. It is being organised by the Children’s Film Society, India (CFSI) with its outreach partner Cinedarbaar, along with the support of Meghalaya Board of School Education, West Garo Hills. Cinedarbaar Project Planner Aayush Raj is attending the film festival, which will continue till 4th September.
It may be mentioned that CFSI is an autonomous body under the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and promotes healthy and wholesome entertainment for children to broaden their perspectives and encourage them to reflect on the world around.
The festival aims to inculcate in children an interest in cinema and expose young students from the north-eastern States to cinema so that they develop a keen interest in the aesthetics of filmmaking and the art of film criticism.
“Kima’s Lode - Beyond the Class”, a story of a 12-year-old boy from the remote border town of Chhimtui, was screened for the children, along with short animated fun films made by the tiol Commission for Protection of Child Rights in order to create awareness about child rights among children. Quiz competitions based on the films screened was organised for children in between screening of films and special prizes were also given to each correct answers.
Films will be screened at the Government Boys’ Higher Secondary School, Tura on Tuesday. The film screening would then move on to selected schools of South West Garo Hills and East Garo Hills.