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Children’s film festival kicks off in Kerala capital

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published May 11, 2019, 1:47 am IST
Updated May 11, 2019, 3:47 am IST
Tourism minister Kadakapally Surendran presided over the function.
Actors Aishwarya Lekshmi and   Neeraj Madhav, with delegates during  the inauguration of Second International Children’s Film Festival of Kerala in Thiruvananthapuram on  on Friday .   (A.V. MUZAFAR)
 Actors Aishwarya Lekshmi and Neeraj Madhav, with delegates during the inauguration of Second International Children’s Film Festival of Kerala in Thiruvananthapuram on on Friday . (A.V. MUZAFAR)

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Social welfare minister K.K. Shylaja on Friday said that violence against children is rising in Kerala and a drastic social change is the need of the hour to prevent atrocities.

Inaugurating the second edition of the International Children’s Film Festival of Kerala (ICFFK), at a function held at Tagore Theatre on Friday, she said that children are being treated as slaves. Enforcing existing laws is the only way to prevent crime against children. She said that visual media, movie and TV programmes are powerful mediums that can influence everyone in a positive way. She urged the industry to be more responsible in content of film and give more priority for human values.

 

Tourism minister Kadakapally Surendran presided over the function. The seven-day long festival being organised by Kerala State Council for Child Welfare (KSCCW) would conclude on May 16. As many as 160 screenings would be held at five venues — Kairali, Nila, Sree, Kalabhavan and Tagore Theatre. As part of the festival, there will be open-forum at Kairali, which would be attended by renowned personals from various creative streams.

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