Monday, November 21, 2011


Pradarsh screened Eyal Boyers' documentary film Classmates of Anne Frank on Friday, 25th November, 2011 at the Management School Auditorium.

To comprehend fully the events in the life of Anne Frank, one must listen to the voices of the children who were there with her, of those who remember her.

Theo (Maurice) Coster, a famous games' creator from Israel, renews contact with five of his and Anne Frank's former classmates, only to discover an astonishing and confusing truth about the village where he was hiding during World War Two.

Set against his childhood locations in Amsterdam, Westerbork Transit Camp and their current homes in Holland and Israel, these former classmates discuss their relationships with Anne and how they survived the war. Through these discussions, the film takes a bold and illuminating look at the different Dutch attitudes towards the war years in the Netherlands and towards the Holocaust.

Anne Frank's diary confirms the tragedy of the Holocaust and continues to debunk Holocaust deniers. The documentation of Anne's classmates is not only illustrated through interviews and discussions between the classmates themselves, but also through photographs, archival footage, personal scrapbooks and letters and other new resources.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Pradarsh screened the 1959 classic The Diary of Anne Frank, which won three Oscars, on
Friday, 18th November, 2011.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Vox-Pop Film Competition

Pradarsh held a Vox-Pop Film Competition during the university's annual cultural festival of the academic year 2011-12, Abhivyanjana and screened films under the following themes

  • Gender Segregation
  • Moral Policing
  • Gender Discrimination
  • Student Life
  • Examination Stress
  • Student Activism

The three best films were later awarded. The term Vox-Pop is an abbreviation of the Latin Vox-Populi (Voice of the People). Vox Pop Films are short duration films, largely based on interviews. Each film was of only two minutes' duration. The competition was open to groups as well as individuals. There was no limit to the number of entries per competitor.