Piu Ka Pen
Production: Lebeda Productions
Date: 27th May 2018
Time: 6:30 pm
Duration: (Film - 18 minutes, after that discussion)
Venue: Atta Galatta.
Synopsis of the film:
'Piu Ka Pen' is an 18-minute short film based on the critical yet ignored issue of 'child anxiety' especially in the lower income group of the society. It is very scary to know that around 20% children suffer from child anxiety. 40% children have 7 or more fears, and moreover, the way the world has become with deadly games like blue whale challenge, competitions, peer pressure, parents lacking time has only added to the stress children go through.
Piu Ka Pen captures the story of a 10-year-old girl, 'Piu' who fears everything around her, whether it is being open to her mother, or the people around her, or the fear of losing etc. It gives an insight into the early symptoms of child anxiety in Piu and how she is able to overcome them.
Directed by: Devanand Mahakud
DOP: Karthik Mallur
Music: Pradip Chatterjee - one of the founders of India's first rock band - Moheener Ghoraguli
Cast: Anshulika Kapoor, Ashok Kumar, Arnav Kartha, Poorna Choudhuri, Pranati Sahni, Rashmi Arun, Rudra S, Shrinivas Chebbi and Vijay Ashok Sharma.