New Delhi, India
Black is Beautiful is a feature documentary which captures the journey of 11 visually impaired children from India, who for the first time in the world, perform a unique style of interactive improvisational theater and prove they are also capable of achieving everything that a normal person can achieve.
The film is Self-funded project with some support from family and close friends of the filmmaker and the team, it’s been more than three years of effort and captures a journey of change in a group of visually impaired children. The change is brought through a new style of theater in improvisational techniques. This project encourages society to bring a change the perception about the differently able and provide more support to them while adopting their ways. This project inspires more and more affected people to achieve their dream; motivates parents to look differently at their kids capabilities.
The cast is a group of 11 visually impaired children from the age group of 11 years to 16 years, mostly neglected or less supported from family and society. Though they are incredibility talented but their confidence level dipped down as their family and society thought that they were incapable of doing anything and they were mostly locked in their homes. Their real potential came through this theater journey and some of them are great singers, actors and visionaries. However, their struggle of survival continues in this society.
Chetna, 16, an actor and singer, said; “For one year, I was just soaking in the learning and the training. Now, it is time for me to use this learning in my life. It has changed me and made me more responsible towards my parents who are also visually impaired. I now know how to react in various situations and can fight against all odds.” “I could see a change in my body and my mind within a year of doing theater. My way of interacting with people, the way I can infuse energy into my talk and behavior, made me confident in my day-to-day activities,” says Pankaj, another visually challenged actor.
The film is looking for people’s support from across the globe who can fund, distribute and can help him in inspiring millions. The film is a production collaboration of Paragravity films and SN films. The film is Directed by Deepak Sharma. “I trained in improvisation storytelling in Bangalore,” Deepak explains. I shifted to Delhi a while ago and met some children who were visually challenged. After having worked in this field for more than four years, I decided to teach this technique to these 11 children,” Deepak says.
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