Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Screening of film Migrating Childhood held in BhubneshwarBy Sudhir Mishra/Bolangir 23rdSeptember2014

Sudhir Mishra/Bolangir
Screening of film Migrating Childhood held in Bhubneshwar
Bolangir ;Screening of the film “Migrating Childhood” a documentary unfolding the lives of migrant children living at worksites was held  in Hotel Crown, Bhubaneswar22nd September, 2014.The film, which has been shot at four cities namely Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chennai and Hyderabad, depicts the plight of children of migrant workers and lay forward solutions towards creating safe & healthy environment for children living in unhygienic, unsafe and hazardous worksites like brick kilns, construction sites and stone crusher units.

The film aims at creating public awareness and raise policy issues to better the lives of migrant children who spend half of their lives in worksite while they migrate with their parents. It is conceptualized by Aide et Action International- South Asia with support from Bernard Van Leer Foundation (BvLF).The video has been produced by Communication Resource Centre (CRC), Hyderabad.
“There are lots of migrant children living at the worksites, who miss out on early childhood care and education and fall prey to child labour. They fail to get access to the basic entitlements and government services. Health is a bigger issue which such children face when they migrate along with their parents to live in such unsafe, unhealthy and hazardous environment says Teki Vishy Director, Communication Resource Centre.
Among others Ms Dharitri Patnaik (India Representative- Bernard van Leer Foundation), Mr. Teki Vishy (Director, Communication Resource Centre), Mr. Digambar Saptahthy and Mr. Umi Daniel (Regional Thematic Head- Aide et Action International- South Asia). Noted film maker Biren Das appreciated the film on migrating children. SarojBarik of Aide et Action Bhubneshwar was also present on this occasion.

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