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Devaraj;color:black"">a biographical film on  street kids.


Story. Screenplay Music Cinematography


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Devaraj;color:black"">A12.0pt;font-family:Devaraj;color:black"">nanda is a biographical work on street kids.12.0pt;font-family:Devaraj;color:black""> Ananda, having been sent out of school worked as a tender coconut chopper forced into
this job by his drunken father. Unable to do his homework, he is battered by
his teacher. He runs away from school. Joins a bar and restaurant, learns
drinking and smoking from his adult customers.
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He sees his father among all the drunks; one day he smashes a glass of alcohol on the ground gets kicked out of his job. As he is walking away, he sees a petty shop, He looks at the sweets
and is going for it when he sees the cash box open. He grabs as much change as
he can, when the man shouts “thief, thief…”, he runs and runs but gets caught.
He is jailed. He becomes a confirmed thief. When released, he meets a gang of
street kids, and they share their histories.


Ananda has now a veteran of many thefts spots a box n the compound. of a small auxiliary production shed He sneaks to the sleeping security man .Grabs and runs He is chased by the security who
then calls the police Ananda puts the box down and examines it, They are real
empty brass bullet shells meant for guns It was an auxiliary unit of an
ammunition factory


Ananda sells the bullets for its brass value As he walks across a grave yard, a rival gang bashes him up and grabs all his money.  He is subsequently
arrested.


When he comes out of the jail Ananda realizes crime does not pay. He tries to change his friends through dance, art music. He changes fist fighting feuds to artistic challenges, dancing, sports,
drumming, stilt walking, painting, rock climbing. Soon a beautiful culture of
freedom and liberation is discovered. As they are moving on in life, they meet
a sculptor who is turning a stone into a beautiful figure of art. He exposes
them to Art and a philosophy of the world. He helps them to think and makes
them see the world better.


 


They are now cycling and enjoying a new found freedom and they are seeing places. On Republic Day, 26th January, they visit a air show of the Nation. They joining the thronging
thousands and shocked to see a whole lot of guns, war planes, blatant display
of killing instruments.. The scene in frightening! Bullets and missiles and
every shape and size ready to kill. Half a million people are applauding and
cheering the thrilling flying machines.


 


They are angry. As the planes go up and down, they are catching them in the sky and breaking them.


There is flashback of their lives. The scene is frightening. Bullets and missiles and every shape and size ready to kill. Half a million people are applauding and cheering the thrilling flying
machines They want to change this!  No
money for schools, all the money for war.


 As they return they stop near a factory and workers agitating for better wages It is a spring factory making springs for AK47 guns. A young trade union woman leader is talking about war and welfare,
Education against war, guns versus butter. She is talking about globalization,
the impact on the climate the energy spent on human destruction Ananda is listening
intently and is motivated . Ananda gets on top of the wall and makes a
passionate speech He demands  Tell me
friends “Who is the greater criminal is it  me that stole empty bullet shells for its
brass value for my empty stomach  or
those make real killing instruments, the merchants of death; fill their purses
with money by the killing of innocent children? As they are walking down a
Botanical garden they see a young woman making dance movements. They are awed
with her movement they befriend her and learn that she is from Hiroshima. They appeal to
her to teach them dancing. She shares her experience of being from Hiroshima the historic
city where the first atom bomb was dropped. They are taken on an intense and
deep  journey of the effects and
aftermath of a nuclear war. They go into a trance of war coming out of it very


Determined to change it. They decide to free all working children from toil. They want to express this  Art music and Dance. To produce  a culture of liberation. The Bornfree Art school is born free!


And they become talented Artists. Painters dancers mathematicians yearning for knowledge and a new found freedom Students Gaja has become a Gymnast. Santhosh is Moon walking with his horse, Prashanth is
drumming .Kiran is sculpting


Ananda and Durga are dancing to Beethoven’s 9th symphony  Ode to Joy.


The Making of Ananda


The Bornfree Art school is producing the film through a cooperative venture


of small contributions from Children, Youth and people who believe in the cause of Children’s Liberation. They are  the Co producers..


Money of a big producer determine the way a film has tobe made  Here we will decide to speak the truth without compromise.


The film will be made on a HDV format, a reverse tele cine 12.0pt;color:black"">{ RTC} conversion made in 35 mm film format for purpose of showing in cinema houses and festivals.


The filming shot over a period of 10 days requires Rs 100 000. {2000 Euros}


A two hour RTC costs 1200000 INRS {20 000Euros} to be considered in the II stage.}


If a hundred friends could contribute 10 Euros the film can be completed.


If 1200 friends could contribute 20 Euros each RTC can be completed.


We appeal for your support.


 


Contributions by Cheque  in India to the Artists United or Gondwanaland Foundation.


21 2nd cross GH Layout 3rd Block East Jayanagar Bangalore 560011


International contributions by bank transfer to


Mioi Nakayama, Citibank Shibuya Branch, Japan Acc number 5285647


Looking forward to your support



johndevaraj@gmail.com, 9886306366 mionakayama@gmail,com 9886011830and the children of Bornfree Art school ~ www.bornfreeart.org. bornfreeart@gmail.com


Devaraj"">14th November 2009, Children’s Day


 


 


 

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We are looking forward to your proactive support for the screening of Ananda. Please send your address and request a copy of the film. Please spread/ Peace making should become active and dynamic.

Pens yes not Guns.

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