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I Promise Africa - A Documentary By Jenny A Henry

I Promise Africa - A Documentary By Jenny A Henry is an event that took place on 22-Jan-2006 in Hyderabad.
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Shortcuts is a non-profit organisations that aims to promote creativity through the art forms of short-films and documentaries. This month their mini movie festival will happen at the Prasad Labs Preview Theatre, and feature movies on disadvantaged or troubled childhoods. From as shocking as child prostitution to as irritating as generation gaps to as tragic as mass HIV deaths, these films aim to to bring to Hyderabadis’ notice the voices of many bruised hearts of children as voiced by many young filmmakers devoted to children's issues. Hence the theme – “Children of a lesser God” for the 10th edition of ‘Short Cuts Monthly Mini-Festival’. An array of four short films that will reveal some naked truths about what childhood ought to be like and what it is like for some.

Tragedy is something the entire world experiences; sometimes simultaneously. Jerry was in a rural village in Kenya shooting a documentary about orphans when 9/11 shook the world. The film is what he actually witnessed in that village.

The film was screened in numerous film festivals and has won Director’s Guild of American Student Award, Media That Matters Film fest Jury Award, Special Grand Jury Documentary Award at DC Independent Film festival, San Francisco Black Film Festival – First Place Documentary Award etc., to name a few. Jerry A Henry is now shooting an experimental video diary with the Academy award winning director Sam Mendes for his film ‘Jarhead’ starring Jamie Foxx and Jake Gyllenhaall. Screenings to be held at Prasad Labs Preview Theatre on the 22nd Jan 2006 are exclusively for members and invitees only.

The sequence of screened short movies is:

Just Above The Pond
A Divided City
I Promise Africa

For further details please contact 040-30603311 or email: Please visit for more details on the filmmakers and their films, and also the general activities of the film society.
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