Mangaluru: A special screening of the short film ‘My wish my honour’, a film on women and child safety will be held at the IMA hall, Hampankatta on August 15. Dr Kripa Amar Alva, chairperson of Karnataka State commission for protection of child rights will be the guest of honour.
The screening will be followed by a guest speech and honouring of the artists in the film. The film has been made in association with Seva Bharathi , Mangalore.
The programme also includes releasing of the CD of the film in English and later on a version of the same will be distributed in Kannada.
Addressing a press meet on Wednesday, the director of the film Nitu Narayan said that women and child abuse incidents have been increasing day by day even after having a law and strict punishment to keep it in check.
“Protests, trashing culprits in public is of not of much use and does not bring any change in the society. So the movie is about women protection and the objective of the movie is to create positivity in protecting and saving girl child from all the atrocities”.
The movie speaks of useful information like keeping an eye on school vehicle staff and teachers, keeping in touch with parents while travelling far, not allowing strangers inside the house, keeping emergency numbers when needed etc.
The movie has been dedicated to sexual assault victim Aruna Shanubag who suffered endlessly and died years later because of her assault. The movie will be screened in schools across the district so as to create awareness about women and child safety.