The second phase of #Equallyloud filmmaking workshops began on 14th October with a new bunch of children excited to bring out new ideas, work in a team and getting trained from professional filmmakers.
The first two workshops happened simultaneously at The Trust School, Thokar Niaz Baig Campus, Lahore and St. Paul’s Girls High School, Faisalabad. The students were very eager to start making films and worked on some very thought provoking ideas.
The second week of workshops also happened simultaneously at The Trust School, Wapda Town Campus, Lahore with students from Green Town also taking part in it, and Umul Madaris Model School, Faisalabad. Students from both schools did a very effective story visualization exercise conducted by the trainers, and then translated it on paper. They also learnt the importance of sound in films and how teamwork is as important as breathing in making a film.
The fifth workshop took place in Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore where our team received a very overwhelming response. It was hard to say no to the students, and we were forced to exceed the limit of number of students. The students participated enthusiastically, shared their gender experiences and came up with awe-striking for the films.
The second phase of workshops holds a much bigger responsibility for the team to portray ‘breaking stereotypes’ because there is a much greater response from the schools and especially the students. Every child is heard during the workshops with no one feeling left out for what they think or feel.
The very talented filmmakers and Trainers, Madeeha Raza and Fazal Ahmad conducted the workshops.