Kids Screening

Wed Dec 12,2012

More than 1700 children, teachers and support staff from the Delhi Private School Sharjah were treated to a special screening of GATTU from the Cinema for Children programme. The children, who were from kindergarten to Grade 2 arrived straight from school for a very different excursion that included watching a film in the magical setting of the Madinat Arena. Chattering away excitedly, but always sticking to their straight lines, the little ones followed their teachers into the screening venue, where the sheer size of the screen [8 x 18.8 metres] left them utterly mesmerised. “Look, a giant TV,” said a four-year-old to her friend as they walked in to the Arena. After the 80-minute screening of the Hindi-language film directed by Rajan Khosa, they were in for another delightful surprise when Khosa went up on stage and interacted with the children in a Q&A session. Organised by the festival as part of its community outreach programme, the school’s senior headmistress Mousumi Dasgupta encouraged the school’s faculty to convert the screening opportunity into a creative graded assignment for the students. A second special screening of the film will take place today for about 1,200 children from the school’s grades 3, 4 and 5.
GATTU screens for the public today afternoon at 16:30 at MoE 10. 


Cinema for Children
Saturday 15th

ALFIE THE LITTLE WEREWOLF
11:00 MoE 1

ERNEST AND CELESTINE
17:00 MoE 1

FIDGETY BRAM
14:00 MoE 1

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