About the Film Society
“Films are great resource for visual learners as it enables to understand the concepts without the barriers that hinder learning.”
Film Society was established in the academic year 2016-17 with an aim to increase the horizons of the students. The film can bring the world to students in very real ways. Film Society provides the students with a rare opportunity to be part of something fun, creative and sociable. It is a platform that complements classroom curriculum and highlights issues legal and social, gender identity, and civil rights etc. It aims at sensitizing the students on issues like caste, creed, class, gender, ethnic and cultural boundaries etc. It is a platform for encourage the students to think and create an opinion on the different issues which is vital for the law students.
The films society shows documentary films, motivational films, news clips, autobiographies & speech of eminent personalities which comprises the areas such as legal, social, communication, politics, cultural etc. A film enhances not only observation skills, interactive skills but creates general awareness among students
Objective of the Society
The object behind the establishing Film Society is to
- Identify new issues and problems in the society
- Create Social awareness and sensitize students
- Enhances team learning, collaborative working and communication skills
- Encourage students to think and Create opinion on different Societal issues
- Provide an opportunity to improve and explore through entertainment
Use of Film society in Legal Education
Films can be pedagogical tools if accompanied with appropriate learning activities. Films can be helpful tool in identifying the socio legal problems in the society as well creating awareness among the law students. Using films enhances the student’s motivation to learn a Law. It also increases participation and engagement in the classroom. It provides opportunity to think and create opinion on societal issues. By participating in discussions and debates after the films, students can enhance various skills such as observation skills, interactive skills, mooting and debate skills etc.
Activities of film society
Every year Film society shows some selective films to the law students on various topics such as socio-legal issues, communication, politics, cultural etc. After the screening session, the Faculty in charge interacts with the students. Students actively participate in the interactive session, discuss about the issues identified, express their views and try to give the solution on issues.
The Movie session of "Aligarh" was arranged by the Film Society for the students . It was based on real life based story of Prof. Dr. Srinivas Ramchandra. This movie provides various dimensions of Sec. 377, Social Taboo's and legal Implications of it. After screening of the film the guest lecture was also arranged on "Socio-Legal Implication of Sec. 377". Prof. Dr. Raj Rao, Department of Sociology, SPPU shared his view on the topic. 180 students have actively participated in the event.