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    These 5 must watch Short Films that deal with Social Issues

    Published on October 18, 2021

    Usually not many short films deliver a powerful message and in a short period of time. But some short films manage to balance excellent filmmaking, entertainment value, and social impact. These movies expand our understanding and change our perspective, to challenge ourselves to do something. Here are 5 movies that people will remember forever not only because of excellent filmmaking, but because of the good social message in them.

    Tailing Pond – The short film explores the awful price paid by the villagers of Jadugora town located in Jharkhand, a uranium hub of India. For making India’s successful nuclear program, the government is continuously overlooking the hardships and health hazards that villagers have been facing for generations. The radioactive waste has a horrifying effect on the small village like people falling ill, women facing painful pregnancies, stillbirths, etc. The sole intention of the documentary is to highlight the manmade plague the villagers are living with every day. Senior authorities need to intervene and pull out the innocent communities that are stuck there without knowing what futures hold for them.

    Bittu– It is a true story about a close friendship between two girls, eclipsed by an accident. The film is set in rural India and revolves around the story of two little girls and their friendship. Bittu is inspired by a poisoning accident that took place in a school in 2013. The film focuses on a child’s psychology rather than the incident. it explores a child’s experience suddenly and senselessly thrown into such peril

    Shamless – The film’s narrative revolves around a character played by Hussain Dalal who works from home. Due to his constant food orders, he finds himself trapped by Sayani’s pizza delivery girl. Resul Pookutty, who won an Oscar for Slumdog Millionaire, is the sound designer of Shameless.

    Sivanum Mohiniyum – The 20-minute movie is based on how one person’s pride affects another person’s life. The film is about two boys who are left with questions on freedom, religious identities in their childhood and the answers to the question is later discovered in the film while they dispute through religion and toxic masculinity in their youth.The film was actually made the film to put it on social media but it took off.

    White Eye – It is a 2019 Israeli live-action short film by Tomer Shushan. It was nominated for Best Live Action Short Film at the 93rd Academy Awards. A man finds his stolen bicycle and it now belongs to a stranger. In his attempts to retrieve the bicycle, he struggles to remain human.