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Shadows of the Street documentary - Khalil Mustafa

Shadows of the Street documentary - Khalil Mustafa

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Street Children of Kathmandu
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SHADOWS OF THE STREET
Documentary aboutStreet Children of Kathmandu, Nepal
 
Lawin Khalil MustafaThesis, autumn 2010Diaconia University of Applied SciencesJärvenpää UnitDegree Programme in Social ServicesBachelor of Social Services (UAS)
 
 
ABSTRACTLawin Khalil Mustafa. Shadows of the Street. Documentary about street children of Kathmandu, Nepal.Language: English. Järvenpää. Autumn 2010.Diaconia University of Applied Sciences, Diak South, Järvenpää Unit, DegreeProgramme in Social Services. Degree: Bachelor of Social Services.“Shadows of the Street” (2010) is a documentary about street children of Kathmandu, Nepal. The goal of the documentary authors – Lawin Khalil Mustafa and Ankit Khanal – was to develop a product applicable for raising public awareness and attention tosocial issues concerning street children of Kathmandu, Nepal. Street children areinvisible in society and filmmaking is effective for promoting their visibility.“Shadows of the Street” is a product which was developed by first conducting asituational analysis of street children who lived in Kathmandu, Nepal. Before production was initiated, the process involved a study of the theme through literaturereview and qualitative research. The research on the subject enabled preparation of anaction plan, which was the foundation for the documentary production. Throughout thestudy and production process, data was collected through audio-visual interviews, non-formal discussions and observations. A field diary also supported documentation. Inaddition, the filmmaking approaches which were adopted for the production includedthe concepts ‘social filmmaking’, ‘video in development’, and ‘video for awarenessraising’. The filmmaking process followed five consecutive stages: development, pre- production, production, post-production, and distribution and exhibition.“Shadows of the Street” was published by the non-profit organisations Silver LiningCreation ry Finland (Silcreation) and Motivation for Achievement Group Nepal (MAG Nepal) on the 20
th
of July 2010. The documentary was screened in two events that wereheld in Finland and Nepal. Documentary was well-received by the audience anddifferent authorities. Media coverage was also substantial.The phenomenon of street children in Nepalese society is a constitution of variousinfluences which root from feudalism, socio-religious and geo-political factors. Life inthe streets is hard. Violence and abuse is everyday life for street children. Hero is anorphan who was driven to the street because of domestic violence but the root causeslied potentially within the exploitative power relations in society which deprived,impoverished and excluded the rural areas of Nepal. Hero is a child whose life storyexposed tragedies, abuse, violence, innocence, denigration, pain, deprivation, clevernessand self-destructiveness. “But who listen to their problems?” said street children.“Shadows of the Street” raises awareness about the situation of street children inKathmandu, Nepal. The documentary is meant for the general public and authoritieswho work with street children and wish to receive an introductory and holistic view.Keywords:
 
Shadows of the Street,
 
street children, documentary, Nepal, awarenessraising, product development, video in development
 
 
CONTENTS1. INTRODUCTION 62. INTRODUCTION TO STREET CHILDREN 92.1. Definition of street children 92.2. Estimations of street children 103. GOALS AND FRAMEWORK OF SHADOWS OF THE STREET 124. NEPAL: DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENT 154.1. Introduction to Nepal 154.2. Glance into history and governance 164.3. Pluralism and inequality 174.4. Environment and street children 194.4.1. Misconceptions and volitions of families and children 214.5. Organisations 234.5.1. Bal Kendra, Child Welfare Society 234.5.2. Children’s Food Programme-Nepal 244.5.3. Child Workers in Nepal Concerned Center (CWIN-Nepal) 244.5.4. United Nations Children’s Funds (UNICEF) 254.5.5. Silver Lining Creation ry Finland (Silcreation) 264.5.6. Motivation for Achievement Group Nepal (MAG Nepal) 275. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY BEHIND SOS 295.1. Qualitative study 295.2. Situational analysis of street children in Kathmandu 305.3. Data collection 315.3.1. Informal discussions and interviews 325.3.2. Field diary 335.3.3. Data analysis 34

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