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HOW I TAUGHT MY GRANDMOTHER TO READ

What to know: (Meri Pehli Chatra) Young Sudha and her grandmother are very close to each other.
HOW I TAUGHT MY GRANDMOTHER TO READ is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 8-12
40 minutes
DVD
WORLDKIDS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTVAL
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This film explores the intergenerational love between a granddaughter and her grandmother and illustrates that, when it comes to learning - age is no barrier. We are offered an insightful look into a different culture where, unlike our own, it was not considered important for a woman to have an education. Young people often take education for granted but here, we see how not knowing how to read is "like being blind." (grandmother's words) The lighthearted and wise nature of this film, combined with its introduction to a new culture and customs results in a well rounded story that offers many talking points for young people. We see the loving relationships between the family members and the respect they have for one another. Wonderful structure and fluidity. At the end of the film, the real grandmother whose story the film is based on comes on screen. Very compelling. There are a few subtitling errors but not to the point where it doesn't make sense. Visually strong and complete.
(Meri Pehli Chatra) Young Sudha and her grandmother are very close to each other. So much is the love between them that Sudha regularly reads to her illiterate grandmother. When Sudha goes out of town, her grandmother realizes that she can never know what is happening in the ongoing story until Sudha returns. Unable to bear the dependence, she coaxes her granddaughter to teach her to read and write. The film reveals the simplicity of Jain existence and principles, and their relevance to survival of humankind. Based on a book by the same name. Subtitled in English
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