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 A heart-warming scene on the street spurred a 15-year-old to make a film that has been selected in the student category of the 9th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival 2019.

Yubasana Kapas, a Class X student of Gokhale Memorial Girls’ School, and four of her school friends shot the 15minute film, Ichhe Dana (Wishes with Wings), in just three weeks. The film, made under the banner of Gokhale Memorial Girls’ School, will premiere at the festival in Delhi on April 30 and also compete in the production awards category.

“This is our school’s centenary year. So I’m glad I could do this,” said the TTIS Challenge Champion of Champions Student for two consecutive years.

The idea of the film was born one afternoon when Yubasana was on her way home from music class. “I was walking down Southern Avenue and saw three kids on the footpath trying to make an omelette. One of them was collect- ing dry leaves, another scouted around for a few bricks and the eldest among them was preparing to make the omelette in a malsa,” she recalled. “When they finally made the omelette, they were so happy. They even wanted to give me a share. I decided right there to make a film on the city’s underprivileged childrenYubasana shared her idea with three friends — Krittika Ganguly and Arjama Bhattacharya of Class X and Parineeta Pramanick of Class VIII and Arjama’s cousin Rashmika Sen, a Class IV student.

“I didn’t have a script. I went around the city’s slums and a few brick kilns in Bagnan, interacted with kids and kept developing my thoughts while shooting. It was a great learning experience and an adventure too,” said Yubasana, who was helped in the editing by a friend and mass communication student Pritam Malakar.

“Yubasana is a multi-talented girl. We are very proud of her,” said Indrani Mitra, principal, Gokhale school..

Source: Telegraph India

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