LAHORE: Not only children and teenagers but also their parents and guardians were seen overwhelmed by outstanding performance of actors in films screened during the second session of fourth day of the 6th Lahore International Children Film Festival (LICFF) at Faiz Ghar on Thursday.
As many as 11 films, including ‘Flying Paper’, ‘Nurture’, ‘Happy Place’, ‘Anonymous’, ‘Old Timer’, ‘Full Strength’, ‘Children of War’, ‘Happy Birthday’, ‘Prism’, ‘3 Candles’ and ‘The Fall from Heaven’ from the United Kingdom, Spain, United States of America, India, Iraq, Egypt and Turkey were shown.
The ‘Flying paper’ was the uplifting story of Palestinian children in Gaza engaged in the fascinating culture of kite-making and flying. The film follows Musa, a charismatic teenaged kite-maker in the village of Seifa, and Abeer, an aspiring young journalist in the Jabalya refugee camp, who join a remarkable quest along with thousands of other children to break the Guinness World Record for the most kites ever flown.
The ‘Nurture’ was a short film that captured a child’s innocent emulation taking a different angle altogether. It was about a child who unknowingly imitates her parent’s act and reproduces the same to give out a message without even knowing the depth.
Turkish film ‘The Fall from Heaven’ depicted the peak of political turmoil. Emine, 25-year-old electrical engineer, starts working on a construction site in Istanbul where mostly Kurdish workers are employed. She gradually develops hostile attitude towards workers. Ay?e, an eight-year-old daughter of a Kurdish family in a south-eastern village, witnesses her family being forced to leave their homeland by local authorities.
Talking to Daily Times, a visitor named Ejaz said that he was forced by his two children to turn up at the festival. He said that his decision to bring his kids to the festival was correct because such films play a role of character-building. A woman named Shanzeh said that films being shown during the festival were wisely chosen by the management. She said that screening of lesson-based movies leaves a good message for kids.

Originally Published by Daily Times

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