Documentary on South Asian children shown

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, April 15:

Right to speak and to be heard is one of the fundamental rights of children.

But very often their voices are shushed and deemed irrelevant and insignificant.

In this context, a documentary entitled ‘Listen to Children’ comprising stories of four children from Nepal, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh who have brought about changes in their communities through social initiatives was screened here today.

In the flick, the children speak about the hardships they had to face and how their strong will and determination helped them come up with solutions.

“We believe screening this documentary will make people realise that listening to children is important and that they are smart and can come up with innovative ideas to deal with the problems facing them and the society they live in,” said Rabindra Pandey, director of audio/visual department at Nepal Forum of Environmental Journalists.