‘SONG OF Iqbal’, a short animation film on child labour produced and directed by three students of City based Maya Academy of Animation Cinematics (MAAC) would be screened in theatres across the country by National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) before screening of movies. The objective is to create awareness against child labour.
The film has been directed, developed and made by Juhi Ahmed, Chandrakant Singh and Ajay Arya of Omega Animation course of MAAC. The film has also been nominated under the best-animated film category and best pre-production work at 24 FPC Animated Awards.
At a function organised by MAAC on the occasion, Superintendent of Police Anshuman Yadav said that child labour is a social evil and needs everybody’s attention. Even in cyber crime, pornography and child abuse are increasing and thus the film would contribute in creating awareness among people about the problems. DSP Devendra Singh Patidar was the special invitee on the occasion.
The film is based on real story of one Iqbal Messiah who was sold by his father to zamindars. The zamindars made him work in a carpet manufacturing unit at the age of four. At the age of seven he was set free by an NGO and then he worked to save other children working under zamindars but at the age of 11 he was killed by some zamindars.
“The film took around six months to complete. We started our search on the theme on the net and then finally we got this very nice and relevant poem based on the life of Iqbal,” said Chandrakant Singh while narrating his first professional experience.
“We were allotted the topic and all we had to do is to convey our message in the best possible and short manner. But we learnt a lot during the pre production period and that would help us to achieve great success in future,” he said. Anchal Singh a student of class VIII has given her voice for Iqbal. The students have also made a short animated film on anti-terrorism.
Anshuman Yadav released an animation film on traffic rules made by the students of MAAC that would be premiered by traffic police department at bus stops to create awareness about traffic rules.
Chandrakant and Ajay were felicitated and were presented with trophies and certificate on the occasion. Animation film made on anti terrorism, prevention of addiction was also premiered on the occasion. Mahesh Agrawal presented mementoes to the guests. Kriti Vishwakarma proposed the vote of thanks.