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.
Ghayda Nawrus is one of almost one billion Muslims worldwide who adheres to her faith, traditions and family. But Ghayda, who lives in Amman, Jordan, attends a Christian school and is also a product of satellite television and the Internet. This bright, soft-spoken 16 year old looks candidly at the issues causing her and her family the greatest fear: the challenges and complexity of a modern society embedded in traditional culture.
Ghayda Nawrus herself has written and directed this film as part of ‘Beyond Borders: Personal stories from a small planet’ which has nine short films made by teenagers worldwide. This collection of inspiring and passionate stories connects youth producers around the world and helps bridge a new sense of optimism and hope that the future can be different. This collection was aired on Independent Film Channel, USA recently. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Please visit www.shortcuts.in for more details on the filmmakers and their films, and also the general activities of the film society.