By Our Correspondent
The Plateau State University (PLASU), Bokkos would soon release two films on the societal discrimination against the girl child.
Our Correspondent reports on Saturday that the films, being packaged by the University’s Department of Theatre Arts, would be ready in the public domain.
Dr. Ossai Edward, Head of Department (HOD), Theatre Arts Department, who doubled as the Supervisory Director, said that the two films were meant at sensitizing the society on ills and dangers of discrimination against the girl child and females in general.
Edward gave the titles of the films as “Bad Case” and ”The Player” which he said might be ready and out in a week time.
He said “it’s purely a University’s project, which we intend to use for assessment of films class and participate in an international Film Festival in January next year, 2020.”
According to him, “Bad Case’ is a film portraying the discrimination being meted out to the girl child, who has the ‘Dawn Syndrome’ but discovered her God giving talent in Music.”
“To us, the society should give the girl child or anybody who is physically challenged the opportunity to study and discover his or herself.
“In ‘Bad case’, the parents of the actress, especially the mother, was able to understand and cooperated with the girl to show case her talent in Music in spite of her health challenge. after she discovered she could sing.
“That is what the society should offer to the physically challenged so that they too can feel that they belong and live a joyous, peaceful and successful life,” he stated.
The Supervisory Director also explained that “The Player” tends to correct the way and manner men especially bachelors play over prospective girls when it comes to marriage.
He said that it was heart breaking for a woman “to give all her all” to a man only to be ditched at the end.
“Even though it be woman out playing the man, but essence of the film (The Player) is to sensitize the society worldwide about the effects and impacts of such bad behavior.
“Unfortunately it’s both ways: the woman should be careful not to get involved without clear message, likewise the man, who shouldn’t promise the girl when he knows he won’t marry her.
“We are concerned about the the effects as today a lot of people suffering from depression, which deprives them from contributing positively to the growth of the society, ” he lamented.
Also speaking, Roy Sunday and Magdalene Gang, students who directed the two films, expressed confidence that the films would go along way in winning laurels to the university at the forth coming International Film Festival in New York.