Pune: A 360-degree film created by city students will be screened at the United Nations General Assembly between September 23 and 27. ‘Break the Bias’ is among the nine films from across the world selected for the screening.
The filmis based on the concept of social health and well-being. The student creators are part of the International Education and Resource Network (iEARN-India) in Pune. Country head iEARN-India Sunita Bhagwat said, “The film is scripted, directed, coordinated, acted, edited and converted into a 360-degree view by 16 students.”
“After discussing several ideas, the group had a concept about working on the bias from adults, especially towards a girl child. They felt that it is their own story and they will be able to do it justice,” Bhagwat said.
The film focuses on the Sustainable Development Goal, which includes health, well-being and gender equality, and tries to showcase gender discrimination. “We are very grateful to receive the opportunity to use the latest technology (virtual reality) to promote social development,” Anish Phansankar (17), a team member, said.