Joan Holmes, The Girl Child: The Future Depends on Her
IntroductionThe treatment of women and girls is the greatest violation of human rights in our world today.
Ninety-three million women and girls are “missing” from the world population because of sex-selective abortion, female infanticide, malnutrition, abuse and neglect of girl children. This is roughly equivalent to all the deaths in all the wars of the 20th century – the most violent century in human history. This is a holocaust many times over.
So why don’t we as citizens of the world hear of this tragedy?
What kind of world are we living in where 93 million lives can be extinguished just because they’re girls? Where’s our shame? Where’s our moral outrage?
Gender discrimination is the greatest moral challenge of our age. And, we will be judged by history on how we respond to this challenge.
DO SOMETHING TODAY TO HELP
THE SCRIPTFACTORY AND GENERATION NEXT MOVIE PROJECT PRESENTS, THE 1st SCREEN WRITERS COMPETITION FOR SHORT MOVIES
1ST PRIZE 1OOK NAIRA + A LAPTOP
2ND PRIZE 50K NAIRA + A LAPTOP
3RD PRIZE A LAPTOP
SCRIPT ISSUE: THE GIRL CHILD
Due to the success we recorded in our writers workshops and other programs and in our bid to encourage writers and improve on the quality of screenplays coming out of NOLLYWOOD, we have decided to take things a little further and kick off our Screen Writers Competition.
We have selected the issues surrounding the girl child as it relates Millenium Development Goals (MDG'S)
Writers are required to submit short film scripts of not more than 15 minutes or between 25-30 scenes.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Well told stories that incorporate all the elements of good movies. Suspense, drama, tension, good grammer and punctuations. the scripts can be traditional or modern. The best 6 scripts will be optioned for a compilation of short films and royalties will be paid accordingly after production and marketing. Apart from the chosen script all other scripts will be returned after selections and judgements. send only soft copies of registered scripts to firstname.lastname@example.org
ENTRIES OPEN ON 30TH 0F JUNE AND CLOSE ON THE 15TH OF JULY.
RESULTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A PRESS EVENT ON THE 30TH OF JULY.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, YOU CAN CONTACT THE SCRIPTFACTORY ON THIS LINE 08181001080 or REGINALD EBERE ON 07087124314.
Between Scriptwritting and Fiction Novels .
Scriptwritting is more controlled and rigid than novel writting. Perhaps this style was a necessary invention due to our sense of perception. A film (script) must have three acts: the first, second and third. Should have a clear protagonist and antagonist (hero, villain) and must have a central conflict which I think all story is based on, whether oral, written or performed. For a film (script) to be viable, it has to observe these rules. The protagonist must gain the empathy of the audience...
To be continued.