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Sanaa - A Documentary By Aadesh Srivastava

Sanaa - A Documentary By Aadesh Srivastava 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.

The day begins for Sanaa when it ends to the rest of us. A night of agony and torture. Brilliantly acted by Ayeshaa Kapoor (closely on the heels of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Black), it throws light on children in red light areas, which have already spread onto the footpaths along some busy streets in the heart of Mumbai. (According to a survey conducted by CRY, there are approximately 2 million child commercial sex workers between the age of 5 & 15 years and about three million between 15 & 18 years in India with about 500,000 new children being forced into the trade every year, forming 40% of commercial sex workers in India.)

Directed by Aadesh Srivastava, the renowned music director from Bollywood, apart from Ayeshaa Kapoor this 13- minute short film boasting of Seema Biswas, Pratima Kazmi, Sandip Sikeand and Akhilendra Mishra in the supporting cast, was recently premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and won critical acclaim and audience appreciation. It will have its India premiere exclusively at Short Cuts. 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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