The University of Bedfordshire is teaming up with British film maker Laila Khan to screen a short film 6 Cup Chai on Thursday 28 January at 3pm.
The documentary, directed by Laila Khan investigates slum children in India and their longing for an education. The free to attend screening will be introduced by Vice Chancellor Bill Rammell
Speaking about the film, Noha Mellor, Professor for Media at the University and coordinator of the screening said: “Education does transform lives. The UN millennium target is by 2015/2016, children everywhere, boys and girls alike will be able to complete a full course of primary education. But have you ever wondered whether slum or refugee children get any?
“This film investigates that.”
Following the screening in the University’s Post Graduate Centre, the floor will be opened for a panel discussion on the role of education in transforming lives, focusing on children in difficult situations. There will also be the opportunity for members of the audience to ask questions.
The panel chaired by Prof Jon Silverman will also include Dr Nazia Khanum (the UN Association), Laila Khan (Brainworks Picture Company), Dr Helen Connolly (lecturer in Sociology, University of Bedfordshire) and Dr Aisha Hutchinson (Institute of Applied Social Research, University of Bedfordshire).
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