Jamaat-e-Islami film on water scarcity makes it to All India Children’s Educational Festival

By Raqib Hameed naik, TwoCircles.net

Mumbai: A short film “Boond Boond Zindagi” made by the  Jamaat-e-Islami chapter of Maharashtra has been selected for 21st All India Children’s Educational Audio Video Festival-2017.

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The festival will be held between April 5 and 7 at the Central Institute of Educational Technology (CIET), NCERT, New Delhi.

The short film revolves around the concept of scarcity of water in India and the importance of saving water for the present as well as the future generations.

The film was shot in a Maharashtra village and all the characters are played by school children to convey the message of conserving the water.

“If a child becomes the medium of delivery, then the message becomes more effective. The idea of making film came to my mind after seeing the worst water crisis faced by people in Latur and elsewhere in Maharashtra,” said Mohammed Sajid, Jamaat’s media production in charge and writer of the film.

“We are happy that the film made to the national film festival even though there were some problems with the direction. We are trying to improve the same,” he added.

The film starts with the school bus developing a technical snag in the middle of the road left with no water. The teacher accompanies a student to a nearby village to fetch water. The student had heard stories from his grandfather about how villages were abundant in food and water, but when he enters the village, he is surprised to see the scarcity of water.

The sight touches and moves him and makes him strongly concerned about conserving the water.

Apart from Boond Boond Zindagi,  Sajid has already directed two other short films “Kaise ye Babesi” on education and “Shanti aur Manawta” in 2014 and 2015, respectively.