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Chhayan, a movie on child sex abuse screened

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Kathmandu, December 9, 2016: Screening of the movie Chhayan, based on child sex abuse was organized in the capital on Thursday. UNDP in Nepal had screened the movie to celebrate 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, a global campaign.

Directed by Manoj Pandit, and Produced by Krishna Thapa, the film portrays the sexual violence in children.

The movie shows the story of a boy, Aakash, who was sexually victimized by Madan, an influential and powerful personality in the society.

In the movie Aakash goes to Madan Uncle, the founder the school where he studies, to learn painting every day after the school hours. Taking this as advantage, Madan proceeds to commit the crime.

It shows how a socially famed person can commit such things, and shows the shadow of these persons, committing such heinous crimes under the shadow of the society, whom people can’t even imagine of doing any such bad things.

The movie provides a deeper understanding of child sexual abuses.

It gives a moral that boys can also undergo through sexual violence and we need to report such crimes, usually associated with stigma by the society.

The film is produced by Voice of Children.

The movie had also bagged two awards, including the Best Feature and Best Director for Manoj Pandit, in the Nepal International Film Festival 2016.