SHORT FILM BEING MADE ON CHILD ABUSE TARGETS GLOBAL AUDIENCE

MUSCAT: A short film on child abuse across the world is being made and it aims to participate in regional as well as international contests.

Produced by Bhavalaya under the patronage of Dr J Retnakumar, the 20-minute docu-fiction, named To Be or Not To Be has been penned and directed by Kabeer Yousuf, a senior journalist.

“We are targeting the global audience with this movie that spreads awareness on safeguarding our children,” Yousuf said. The film has been inspired by brutal killings of children in Gaza and Pakistan, female foeticide in India and the recent Unicef revelation that more than 4,000 children have been orphaned in Ebola-hit West Africa.

A number of Indian, Pakistani and Omani actors are assuming various roles in the movie that tells the story through the central character of a blind boy – Ali. Cinematography is done by Sathyadas.

Girija Backer, Rabah Zayed, Azra Aleem, Dr Ruby Mishra, Dawood al Hasani, Mahadev, Vaidehi, Anirudh and Dr Retnakumar (cameo appearance) are giving life to different characters. To Be or Not To Be will be premiered at Oman Film Week next month.

SOURCE: MUSCAT DAILY