Chandigarh, May 15: "Beti", a non-fiction short film on girl child education, made by young student filmmakers of the city, has been invited for a special screening at the 42nd Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), Washington DC.
It is the only short film from India to be featured amongst 421 films representing 85 countries, the filmmakers claimed. It's a four minute documentary.
Purple People Labs produced the film with a local school as a joint Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative for kids from the Young Filmmakers Academy.
"Beti" will be screened on May 30, which is Seattle Memorial Day at the SIFF.
"'Beti' is the only short film from India made by students, in a festival that has screened various renowned Hollywood and Bollywood films," said Shweta Parakh, Founder CEO, Purple People Labs.
The crew of this film Pihu Gupta, Keshav Garg and Shubham Garg are from the Young Filmmakers Academy, Chandigarh and the cast comprises three girls around whom the story revolves. They are from a government school in Chandigarh.
The movie is directed by Shivain Arora. The short film promotes girl child by narrating the real life story of three girls from a government school and their dream for the future.
"The story of Beti is real, not preachy... It shows the actual stories of three inspiring girls who are educated and empowered. We are glad we are taking a positive face of India globally," said Gupta. VJ BK NDS