SAE Institute Lecturer and Independent Film Director, Reshel Shah Kapoor wins Broadcast Pro ME Awards 2018

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  • ‘God Children’ wins Documentary Feature of the Year

Senior Film lecturer at SAE Institute in Dubai and independent film Director, Reshel Shah Kapoor was officially recognized at the 2018 ASBU Broadcast Middle East awards 2018 for her documentary feature film titled, ‘God Children’.

“It is an honour to be recognized by Broadcast Pro ME and I’m grateful to share this with everyone, especially SAE Institute Dubai who have supported me completely on this journey,” said Reshel Shah Kapoor.

“I live, breathe and teach documentary film production. I believe being able to tell a true story and show the world from someone else’s perspective is one of the most powerful things I can do. ‘God children’ is my third film produced that I am extremely proud of. The films that I have produced are about breaking myths and giving a voice to those who need it the most. The world resonates from being able to view reality and life from someone else’s perspective and I am honoured to receive the industry recognition for this.”

The award-winning film, ‘God Children’ shot in India and funded by Kish Pagarani of Aum Media, boldly chronicles the life of two boys who were born with genetic and physical problems. Kapoor lets viewers enter their precarious worlds, mirrored in superstition, physical disabilities/difficulties and grinding poverty. Instead of being ostracized from society because of their appearance, these boys became the projections of certain Hindu Gods, who each developed their own long queue of devotees, which included their parents. The film has recently been picked up by UK based company Journeyman Pictures for distribution.

The crew for ‘God Children’ included SAE staff, film supervisor Aaron Henriques, film lecturers Arith Sudhakaran and Robert Perena. A former student at SAE Dubai with a Film Production degree was also involved throughout the production of the film giving them an opportunity to gain real-life job experience in the film industry.

The MENA-wide panel of judges had more than 130 nominations to sift through to select the contenders that made the shortlist and then declared eventual winners. The awards ceremony was preceded by a half-day summit where 23 industry executives addressed an audience of more than 300 broadcast professionals on issues ranging from creating Arab content to ensuring a sustainable broadcast industry in challenging economic conditions.

The BroadcastPro Summit & Awards was endorsed by the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) and serves the broadcast industry in multiple ways by bringing together industry experts to not just share their knowledge and experience but also connecting individuals and businesses together.

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