Films on social causes previewed

A repertoire of short films that focused on social issues, both regional and international, were previewed at the Indian Embassy auditorium last week.
The film evening named ‘DEEP FOCUS: FINAL CUT WITH THE RAYS’ was a retrospective on the ideas on celluloid by Anirban and Nickyta Ray, a film-maker cum journalist couple based in Oman.
The event showcased six short films which dealt with several social issues, including road accidents, drug abuse, environmental issues, social media and violence.
Each film was succeeded by the speech of an expert in the said section or social issue. Some of the speakers at the event included Mohammed al Kindi, President of Oman Film Society (OFS), Anvwar Balushi (Enterprenuer and owner of Anvwar Asian Investment), who produced the movie against drugs starring late Salim Bahwan, IT wizard and recipient of various awards Tariq Barwani who is also the Founder of Knowledge Oman, and Shaima Aly, a representative from UNFPA.