Documentary on children in jails released

Tribune News Service
Shimla, May 3

Anjali, a short documentary film on life and growth issues of children lodged in jails by filmmaker Dev Kanya was recently released (April 30) by DGP, Prisons and Correctional services, Somesh Goyal. The film was made under the banner of Himalayan Velocity, a Himachali production house.

The film is produced by Uttam Prakash Thakur and Push Raj Thakur. Releasing the film, Goyal said nearly 2,000 children under the age of six live with their mothers in various prisons of the country. The film was shot largely in Model Central Jail, Kanda.

The issues addressed included education, nutrition, social assimilations as children could not be made to suffer and punished for wrongs done by their parents. This is the second film by Dev Kanya highlighting reforms and issues related to Himachal prisons, the first one was ‘Behind the Bars’, which was also adjudged the best film on prisons by National Human Rights Commission in 2018.

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