Film by two kids wins award

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  • Publish Date: Feb 2 2017 6:30PM
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Film by two kids wins award

                                                                    Photo: Kashmir Ink

 

‘Noori–The Light,’ a documentary about a cloned Pashmina goat, was regarded as professionally brilliant film with in-depth research and direction besides effective narrative and cause and effect.

 

A documentary film  titled as “Noori-The Light” made by two kids, Purtas Jalal, 13, and Zameen Jalal, 10 has won the best film award in category B at the International Science Film Festival- 2016, which was jointly organized by Department of Science & Technology, Department of Earth Sciences and CSIR.

Both the young filmmakers were given a trophy, certificate of merit and also a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh by Dr Harsh Vardhan, union minister for science & technology. Nearly 3,000 delegates were present at the occasion besides scientists and researchers.

‘Noori–The Light,’ a documentary about a cloned Pashmina goat, was regarded as professionally brilliant film with in-depth research and direction besides effective narrative and cause and effect.

The children shot the film during the unrest in September and October. It  was ready by third week of October  and immediately  submitted for International Science Film Festival- 2016.

“We came across a magazine article on a cloned Pashmina goat published in 2012,” Purtaas Jalal said. “The idea of doing a documentary on her excited us. We discussed it with our film maker father who supported us. And that is how the film came about”.

The idea was ready, the plan and script was in place. When both the kids and their father Jalal-u-Din Baba reached the university on the outskirts of the Srinagar, they found a big lock on the gate.

“We contacted Dr Riaz Ahmad Shah, the man behind the cloned Pashmina goat. Initially, he was not in favor of doing the documentary during the unrest. But later in October the university granted us permission,” Zameem Jalal said.

Purtas and Zameem want to become scientists when they grow up and continue with their passion of making science.