THE Flying Birds Group established in early 2005 at AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, has been trying to empower the youth of economically, socially and educationally backward areas of Delhi by teaching and promoting innovative use of new media tools and technologies.
Young women members of the group have been producing short documentary films on real life issues affecting them, such as girl child discrimination, need for adequate health care and education, eve-teasing, domestic violence, and changing gender roles. Most recently, they made films highlighting the need to conserve art and cultural heritage at various levels of society.
[youtube=http://youtu.be/js34QoL8gZ0]Iqra Amin is one such member of Flying Birds group who is also pursuing her graduation from Delhi University, through distance learning. She anchored and directed the short film ‘The Pictorial Calligraphy – Qamar Dagar’ based on the calligraphic work of Delhi based noted calligrapher Qamar Dagar.
Iqra also attended the calligraphy workshops conducted by Ms. Dagar in Delhi along with her other colleagues from Seelampur and Okhla Village. She looks forward to making her career in Advertising and Public Relation.
Flying Birds of India and Community Media Initiative have produced more than 10 short films on various forms of art (poetry, music, dance, calligraphy, handlooms, handicrafts, tribal, folk, sufi and floral art), artists and their issues.