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Nilsen College Makes Movie Debut

Nilsen College Makes Movie Debut
Nilsen College students that acted in their school movie are pictured with principal Apisalome Vunisa (right) and teachers on July 17, 2017. Photo: Shahani Mala
July 18
10:29 2017

Nilsen College in Vatukoula makes its debut in the 2017 Kula Film Awards with its movie Unchanged in Reality scheduled in Suva on July 28 to 29, 2017.

The movie is the message that people should accept who they are and communication between children and their parents is important.

“It’s an eye opener for our students because some of the students from Nilsen College were not aware of the Kula Film Awards,” co-ordinator Sereana Milamila said.

“We are thankful to Film Fiji for providing some workshops assisting the students in putting together ideas,” she said.

Ms Milamila said it took them one and a half months to write the script and four weeks to shoot their 12-student cast movie.

“I told the students to think and come up with issues they are facing in school. We had organised a script writing workshop to assist them on how to write scripts.

“Movie shooting was done around the school compound,” she said.

Ms Milamila said she was thankful to the school principal, other teachers and parents for their support.

“I would like to encourage the public to vote for our school. This really motivates the students. This is an opportunity for some students to find their niche,” Year 13 student, Conie Matawalu said

“It was very challenging for our school to make a movie because this year our school had been taking part in many activities,” she said.

Conie said despite the obstacles they faced, there was unity and team work among the students and the teachers were able to submit their film on time.

“While, making our school’s movie, we have learnt that by working together we can achieve anything. Team work is very important.

“For some students, I believe their home is not a comfort zone, when they come to school, they show a totally different character,” she said.

“This is just the first year our school had made a movie, but learning from this year’s experience our school will do better next year. I would like to urge the public to vote for our school.

Edited by Karalaini Waqanidrola

Feedback:  shahani.mala@fijisun.com.fj

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