Vizhithezhuvom Vizhikodukka – Short Film to Promote Eye Donation
Film Name: Vizhithezhuvom Vizhikodukka
Director: Kamal Ras
Duration: 6:8 mn.
Year of Production: 2014
Place of Production: India
The film shows an artist at work, drawing a portrait. But for reasons untold, he finishes the portrait without its eyes. A boy then finds the portrait but doesn’t like it without the eyes. He decides to draw it himself. Finding no paint nearby, he spots the torn sheets of other portraits. He cuts out the eyes from those portraits and adds them to the recent picture, thus giving it eyes.
The portraits that are torn in the beginning symbolize the dead who can donate their eyes to help others take a look at the world
5 Million people are waiting for Eye Donation.
5 Million people, whose live could be enlightened only by the cornea through eye donation. However, it is not very hard to get cornea through eye donation, the only thing required is to make efforts to develop awareness among people in this direction.
Drishti Creative Contest (http://drishti.org.in)
Every year antardrishti under the name “Drishti”, organise creative contest to promote eye donation in four category (Short Films, Posters, Design, and Audio Jingles).
Antardrishti – a social development organisation is committed to the cause of blind people in our society. Towards this we had made a humble beginning in 2006. It is registered as a Public Charitable Trust under Indian Trust Act, 1882. In our country, after the so long time after Independence still people are suffering from blindness due to lack of proper information and treatment. In similar way the person who becomes blind or losses his eyesight is not able to connect himself with the main stream of society due to lack of proper information and encouragement. Antardrishti stand with #Eye Care, #Eye Donation and Empowerment of #Visually Impaired.
Need of the hour is to raise awareness level of the society towards eye care, eye donation and empowerment of blind people.