In­spir­ing film night

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Be in­spired, spread the word and make a dif­fer­ence.

Check out Re­Think Pro­ject’s Be The Change Film Night in Katikati. This month the Re­Think Pro­ject is build­ing on last month’s theme of Com­mu­nity Con­nec­tions to fea­ture a Bol­ly­wood-style movie to be held at St Paul’s Church, 2 Mul­gan Street, Katikati next Thurs­day.

What does a Bol­ly­wood movie have to do with Be the Change? The film is an in­spir­ing story of how cul­ture, re­li­gion and pol­i­tics can dis­con­nect us, yet these dis­con­nects can be healed by val­ues of love, the im­por­tance of fam­ily and a sense of be­long­ing.

It is based on the true story of a young mute girl who gets sep­a­rated from her mother while trav­el­ling from Pak­istan to In­dia. The cin­e­matog­ra­phy, vi­brant colour and mu­sic are all that you would ex­pect from Bol­ly­wood, but with pro­found uplift­ing mes­sages that will warm your heart. Although the film is in in Hindi, the story is so grip­ping that for all non-Hindi speak­ing peo­ple, the English sub­ti­tles be­come easy the more im­mersed you be­come in the ad­ven­ture.

To add to the cul­tural un­der­stand­ing un­der­pin­ning Bol­ly­wood, a panel of speak­ers, in­clud­ing the Wel­com­ing Com­mu­ni­ties Co­or­di­na­tor from Western Bay of Plenty District Coun­cil, plus oth­ers from the Katikati com­mu­nity will be there to an­swer ques­tions and give some fur­ther in­sight into what it is to be In­dian in New Zealand.

Be the Change Film Night, De­cem­ber 6 at St Paul’s Church in Mul­gan St. Doors open 6.30pm, film starts 6.45pm. Evening closes 9pm with a cup of tea. Sug­gested koha (do­na­tion) of $5 at the door goes to­wards fu­ture film nights. This is a not­for-profit event. For more in­for­ma­tion visit the ‘Re­Think Pro­ject’ Face­book page.

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