Mass media is effective in all aspects of life for its audio-visual capabilities. Has an educational role. The use of visual expression in education has grown. The use of short films in education is now possible thanks to the rapid growth of nontraditional education methods.
In terms of spreading awareness through education, short films have always been a very important medium of education. The entire concept of short films is to use audio and video elements. As well as metaphorical stances, to achieve the goal of sending a strong message to society in order to bring about progress.
Importance of Short Films
Producing short films necessitates extensive research because it is usually a fiction piece based on facts. It does an excellent job of bringing across small details through. The art of storytelling to raise awareness about issues that are beneficial to society. These kinds of impactful stories are typically. Shown in universities and schools in order for students to formulate the plotline’s right and wrongs. As well as sympathise and empathise with all of the characters and base a value-based judgement on issues and formulate opinions based on the same.
A similar kind of Hindi short film is Beti released on 10th November 2018 extensively talks about the patriarchal society and the issues faced by women in the patriarchal society. Apart from Neetu Chandra in the lead, the short film also stars actors Aditi Singh, Shalini Arora, Vishal Lalwani, Dr Mukesh Hariawala, and Chandralekha Mukherjee. Who were all also present for the screening that proved to be a grand success.
Short film begins
The short film begins with a working mother. Dr Alka Puri (played by Neetu N Chandra). Who is a doctor in a morning rush to get her work done quickly and feeding her eight-year-old daughter her breakfast. The film begins with a light of positivity. But quickly bleeds into a classical Indian household where a regular woman is working tirelessly to make ends meet.
The film begins with a light of positivity, but then immediately bleeds into a classical Indian home. Which a normal woman works relentlessly to bring the family together. Is seen moving as quickly as possible from one place to another to do he work of everybody and continue to deal with the verbal abuse she is been reportedly thrown at by her in-laws. We will later learn in the film that she is pregnant, opening the door to what the film is really about, women’s empowerment and female foeticide, which is still prevalent in rural India.
We observe the film moving on The movie emphasises the concern as a call to save a girl. The whole story is around a woman, Reema. Who pressures her to give birth to a child. Soon their expectations are crushed when a baby girl is born to their daughter-in-law. Its deception leads to disgusting incidents, which have a profound detrimental influence on Reema.
The film emphasis how women for food and shelter is forced to be dependent on their in-laws. Then are suffered to death under their hands and the insane obsession with giving birth to a boy. It is a sad but true fact that a woman’s respect in a society only attains its optimum. If she gives birth to a boy and if its a girl she and her mother suffer in hands of a partriarchal society that sees a woman as a burden and nothing more.
The irony is that on Diwali, we pray to Goddess Laxmi. But when she enters our household as a Wife, Daughter In Law, or Daughter, we treat her differently. And, while we progress toward modernisation, aided by education. These debates continue to rage in our society, owing to the fact that such practises continue to exist.
Women should possess liberty, faith, and self-worth to opt for their needs and demands. Discrimination based on gender is useless and is having zero worth by looking at the growth of women in the last few decades. Women are paid less and treated as a cook and slave in families. Women empowerment in India. Required to overcome situations of such types and to provide them. With their independent role in Indian society. Empowering women is a necessary right of women. They should have proportional rights to contribute to society, economics, education, and politics. In a nutshell, this short story does a great job of lifting. These issues up and giving a visual picture of the situation of women in a patriarchal society.