CDA Winners of Short Films

Authority announces “Children Rights” short film winners

By Jamil Khan @ The Gulf Today-Sharjah, Jan 16, 2015

DUBAI: The Community Development Authority (CDA) has ceremonially announced the winners of the human rights competition held under the theme of “Children Rights”.
The competition was launched last September, and invited university students across the UAE to submit short films on child rights and the right of children to be protected from abuse, negligence and ill-treatment, the rights of children with disabilities and the right of children in education. JAMIL-CDA-FilmWinner-1
The officials pointed that most of the entries received were focused on the first category, right of children to be protected from abuse, negligence and ill-treatment.
The 42 nominated entries were reviewed and evaluated carefully by  a jury which included: Shaikha Wafa Hashar Al Maktoum, founder of FN Design, film director Mohammed Saeed Hareb and film director Mustafa Abbas to selected the three winners of each category according to the specified technical standards and the film message.
“Amal Story” received the first prize for the category “The rights of children to be protected from abuse”, the film was produced by three students of Zayed University; Maryam Al Mahri, Sara Abbas Baqer and Iman Obaid Hassan.
The second prize of the same category went to “My Story”, a film produced by Marwa Younis from American University in the Emirates, and third prize went to “The Changeable Future” produced by Saeid Ravan Bakhsh, from American University in Sharjah.
The first prize for the “the rights of children with disabilities” category went to Shaikha Abdulaziz Sayyah and Ayesha Abdulla Al Blooshi for their film “They Are Not Disabled Children, They Are Children With Disability”, while the second prize of the same category went to “Illuminating Gifted Minds” a film produced by Mark Stanley, Varun Ashok and Sai Rahul from BITS Pilani – Dubai Campus. The third prize went to Ahmed Al Saeidy, Sali Mousli, Omar Kattouri and Sally Ghanoum for their film “Khaled”.
As for the right of education category, the first prize went to “Unheard story”, a film produced by the students of Zayed University, Hessa Al Ajmani and Maryam Al Kamali. The second prize went to “Education for all” by Maryam Al Muhairi, student of Zayed University. And the third prize was achieved by “It’s My Right To Learn” a film produced by Hind Hashim Al Hashmi, Samia Khoory, Shaima Ali Mohammed and Noor Al Doosari from Zayed University.
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~ by jamilkhan on January 16, 2015.

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