Garden High Film Club, an initiative of the Garden High School, Kolkata encourages students to review acclaimed films. Silhouette presents two reel reviews by the students, exploring the films The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and Father & Daughter.
‘The world is full enough of hurts and mischances without wars to multiply them’, what a thought-provoking statement by J.R.R Tolkien!
Wars indeed open the gateway to unrestrained loss and excruciating pain. The most pitiable fact is that the innocent and honest also get harshly affected. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is a movie which gives an insight into the horrors of WW2 and its terrible impact on two young children. It delivers the strong message that the divisions in the society are extremely jeopardizing.
Reel Review – The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is an initiative of the Garden High Film Club (GHFC) where the aim is to critique the movie in an intriguing way. The video review has been divided into three parts. The first part briefly introduces one to the plot of the holocaust drama, the second part is a unique take on the analysis of the movie, delivering the arguments through a fictitious conversation among the cast, and the concluding part draws wider references to show how the atrocities of war affect a child the most, even in current times.
The team consisted of Alaap Biswas (8C), Rishita Mazumdar (8F) and Anusha Chowdhury (8E), members of GHFC, academic session 2021-22. The team is grateful to their teachers and friends for their immense support in delivering this initiative.
Making this video was a huge opportunity for all of us. We all are very grateful to our teachers and mentors at Garden High Film Club for allowing us this opportunity to review a film from such a new and different perspective.
We are also very grateful to Professor Baishali Adhya, who guided us into choosing this wonderful film for our review.
This video has opened many new doors for us. It has strengthened our bond of friendship even more than before, and we all got to know how the other teammates are more brilliant than self. We also extend our gratitude to Anusha Chowdhury, Rishita Mazumder, Alaap Biswas and Sagnic Chowdhury, who have aided us in bringing forth our work.
Bringing out this video has been a very new and inspiring experience. We learnt to do something new, something unprecedented and something interesting. This video has given us new motivation, new spirit, new life and most importantly, a new perspective.
The purpose of bringing out this video is to share our views and also receive others’ views on a common point, and interact better with one other. We all have different views on a particular topic. How we receive them is the important fact. Therefore, like we have shared our views through this video, we also expect and invite others to put forward their thoughts and ideas as well.
Best Regards and Wishes,
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