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Marist Champagnat Document Their Lives

  Many schools participating in the annual Kula Film Festival centre their feature films on life lessons, peer pressure, social and economic issues. But what’s the life of a typical
05 Jul 2018 10:00
Marist Champagnat Document Their Lives
Marist Champagnat Institute students rehearse for the Kula Dance competition on July 4, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar

 

Many schools participating in the annual Kula Film Festival centre their feature films on life lessons, peer pressure, social and economic issues.

But what’s the life of a typical student from Marist Champagnat Institute?

That will be the central focus of the school drama team when they submit their documentary for the school competition.

School Kula Film Festival co-ordinator, Sainimili Sukhu said the documentary that the children were making would tell their stories.

“The students who are enrolled in the school have learning disabilities and behavioural problems,” she said.

“These are the students who really go through a lot in life. They are looked down upon because of their disability.

“We will be doing a documentary where the kids tell their stories and we have fused humour with the storyline.

“The documentary will educate people and show them that these students are also human and want to be treated like everyone.”

She said many people painted a different perception about children with learning disabilities and the documentary, she hopes, would change their views.

“These kids just want to be encouraged and feel loved,” she said.

“We will also be taking part in the dance competition where these children will showcase their talent.

“I believe every child can do anything if they feel that they are loved and supported.”

120 students are enrolled at the school. The Kula Film Festival is on July 27-28.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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