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True Story Makes Dream Come True

True Story  Makes Dream  Come True
Kula Film Award winning school Swami Vivekenanda College students celebrate their win last night during the 13th Kula Film Awards at the Damodar City Centre in Suva.Photo:Simione Haravanua.
July 29
12:39 2018

It was like a dream.

This was how Kula Film co-ordinator and Swami Vivekananda College teacher Komal Devi described the finale of the Kula Film Awards at Damodar City on Friday night.

The Nadi school walked away with the top award for the 13th Kula Fijian Made Film and Fiji Airways Art Awards and won five out of the 13 awards it was nominated for.

The school won the Best Film, Best Script, Best Actor, Best Actress awards and the Best Painting award in the art category.

Ms Devi said the win was the biggest achievement for the school since the school first took part in the Kula Awards.

“The students have been working so hard for this and they deserve the recognition,” she said.

“It was like a dream come true.”

Based on a true story, the script for the school’s winning film entry, Dream Catcher, was modified to provide humour and to bring in social issues including bullying and relationships.

It was dedicated to one of the school’s special students, Thrivell Kartik Lal.

Speaking to the Fiji Sun before the awards, SVC Vice principal Geeta Krishna said: “This year our school theme for the film is based on challenges faced by a special student; it is supporting inclusive education. It shows that despite the obstacles faced in school, a special child can fulfil his or her dreams and succeed in life.

After the script was chosen, the 30-member Kula Film team went to work on casting and shooting.

Mrs Krishna said SVC’s Kula Film team received financial and moral support from the school administration and teachers for the project.

Film Fiji also provided training through workshops to help the students.

The jubilant SVC team returned home to Nadi yesterday. 

Edited by Epineri Vula

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