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Nilsen College Hopes For Another Successful Year

Nilsen College Hopes For Another Successful Year
Nilsen College Kula Film co-ordinator Sereana Milamila.
July 18
10:00 2018

Students of Nilsen College participating at this year’s Kula Awards know too well what a life filled with struggle means.

Most of the students that attend the Vatukoula school are sons and daughters of mine workers, according to school co-ordinator for the Kula Film Festival, Sereana Milamila.

And they hope to stamp a mark at this year’s 13th Annual Kula Awards.

Ms Milamila said despite the different backgrounds the students came from, they worked very hard.

“We actually have a Kula Club in the school. I have six teachers who are looking after the Kula Film competition, the Kula Dance and Kula Arts. We have more than 200 students who attend Nilsen College,” Ms Milamila said.

She said most of the students that attend the school are children of mine workers, and they know how tough work is with underground mining.

“So when they are in school they work hard because the job of their parents is a matter of life and death. It is something that motivates them when they are in school,” she said.

They made their debut for the Kula Film Competition last year and hope to make a comeback this year. Last year they scooped the Second Runner Up Award for the Kula Dance Competition.

“They were the talk of the western towns, from Ba to Rakiraki, after winning the second runner up for the Kula Dance competition,” Ms Milamila said

Following their success last year, the students formed a dance group and were hired to perform at carnivals and functions in communities.

Kula Film production

The school production is on a  film English Me Please. The storyline of the film they documented this year is about a typical village boy who for the first time arrived in a town and joined a well-established school.

The boy in the film did not speak much English so most of the time the students had to help him by speaking to him in the native dialect.

In the end, the boy graduates with very good grades and successfully becomes a bank officer.

By 9pm last night, their production had 41 shares on the Kula Film Facebook page with 1.9K views.

Online voting

The public can vote for their favourite Kula Film on Facebook.

This year there were 33 entries which were received by Kula Fiji and have been uploaded on their Facebook account.

To vote you this is the link:

The Kula Film Festival and the Artwork will be held at Damodar City on July 27 and Kula Dance Festival will be held on July 28 at the FMF Gymnasium.

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra

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