Aaj School Javanu Che Tamare? by Anupama Srinivasan

The Film takes us to rural schools in the predominantly tribal district of Dungarpur in southern Rajasthan. With two Government school teachers as focal points, it explores the challenges of being a teacher and a student in fairly adverse circumstances. Children come from difficult contexts with very limited material resources, absentee fathers and younger siblings to attend to. How do teachers respond to this situation? How do they bring children to school and create an environment in which they are motivated to learn?

Lagos, Nigeria (Award)
St. Petersburg, Russia
Kathmandu, Nepal
Messinia, Greece
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Lahore, Pakistan
Bangalore; Chennai; Kolkata; Madurai; Thrissur; India

Anupama Srinivasan is a Delhi based freelance filmmaker. An alumna of Harvard University and the Film and Television Institution of India, she has been making documentaries for twenty years. Her films I Wonder, On my Own and On my Own Again have been screened at major film festivals across the world. Anupama was the Director of the IAWRT Asian Womens Film Festival for three years (2013-15), and of the Peace Builders International Film Festival in 2016.

  • Assistant Director: Kashish Badar
  • Script Writer, Cinematographer, Editor: Anupama Srinivasan
  • Location Recordist, Post-Production Sound Designer: Sandeep Singh
  • Project Partner: Films Division

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