Himachal students produce documentary film on impact of television on children

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Shimla, Feb 23 (ANI): At a time when 'Slumdog Millionaire' is sizzling the global community, schoolgirls in Himachal Pradesh have produced a documentary film on the impact of television on children.

Aptly named 'Fox of the Box', the film will be screened in a national community film festival to be held in Delhi next month.

The school teacher who assisted the kids in making of this film believes that this attempt is to tell children about the drawbacks of the television and also to tell how it can be used in an effective way.

"In this 23 minutes documentary, we have tried to show that these days out of 24 hours; kids spend nearly nine hours watching television. Many a times kids are not even aware what do they actually watch in these nine hours. So, in the first half of the movie, we have shown how watching TV for long hours effects children health, physical, mental, and studies," said Sanjeev Atri, teacher, government girl's senior secondary school, Nahan.

"In the second half, we have tried to show how this great innovation (television) can also be used effectively for child development," Sanjeev added.

Meanwhile, the students who made the film are hopeful that it would fetch an award for them.

"We are very happy. It would be good, if our film gets an award or gets nominated for an award. But the real goal of making this film would be achieved once kids after watching the film implements these things in real life too.We only watch dance and cartoon programmes. But if we watch channels like Discovery, National Geographic, then it would do good for us," said Manisha, a film contributor.

The main aim of making this film is to tell children of new generation what they should do and what they can learn from television.

This film will be shown to the school children locally also. (ANI)

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