Wednesday, 08 September 2021 17:16

Promoting Pluralism Through Film

NPC’s Creative Youth Engagement for Pluralism (C-YEP) project is working with university students to raise their awareness and influence the public discourse on pluralism and inter community relations in order to strengthen the reconciliation process. To accelerate the conversions about pluralism through short videos and short films, NPC conducted a series of training on video making for university students.

A training programme on video making was conducted for Eastern University students by independent filmmaker and creative writer Ms. Bavaneedha Loganathan. Another training programme was held for Sabaragamuwa university students by Mr. Ruwan Bogamuwa, a senior producer at the Sri Lanka Development Journalist Forum.

The programmes were supposed to have been on site face to face training but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, they were held virtually, covering different aspects of video making. Participants were given the creative freedom to improvise and come up with their own stories and scripts and came up with their own production using the knowledge they had gained through the training programme.