'The School Bag' since its release has won near about 22 awards, including the Best Short Film Award at the South Asian Film Festival in Montreal. Talking about the success of the film director Dheeraj Jindal told a leading news agency, "On the digital platform, we have got thousands of comments from Pakistan appreciating our efforts by touching such a delicate subject. So, it feels good when they acknowledge our work, especially at a time when the relationship between the countries is not very strong." The movie will be screened at Lahore Children's International Film Festival which starts today and will go on until November 25. The 15-minute fiction film stars Rasika Dugal, based on a schoolboy hailing in Peshawar, Pakistan namely 'Farooq' who demands a new school bag on his birthday. But his mother, in spite of her love and affection, seems unfazed by the request. The very next day world tremble as a terrorist attack takes place at the Army Public School in Peshawar in which near about 132 kids were killed in on December 16, 2014, Farooq is one of them. While talking to IANS, Dheeraj also said; "I always take India and Pakistan as two separated brothers having some difficult times but in the end, we are a family. Therefore, I am really looking forward to the film to play there and let people talk about it" You can watch the entire short film 'The School Bag' by clicking the play button on the featured image above.
news source: ians