Roots TV to screen latest film 54 at eight high schools in term four

Balga SHS students Gloire Kichimba and Yannick  Kalonda with Abdulrahim Elmi.
Balga SHS students Gloire Kichimba and Yannick Kalonda with Abdulrahim Elmi.

ROOTS TV director Abdulrahim Elmi aims to raise awareness about credit card frauds through screening the community channel’s latest film at eight high schools in term four.

The film, 54, addresses the issue of credit card fraud among young people and shows consequences associated with the crime.

Balga Senior High School students Gloire Kichimba and Yannick Kalonda play the main characters.

There will be a public screening held at Herb Graham Recreation Centre in Mirrabooka tonight from 6pm to 7pm.

Elmi said Roots TV had delivered media workshops for at-risk high school students for three years.

“The process to produce this short film was around three months, as we delivered our workshops on post production, editing and acting,” he said.

“We target young people from these schools who might know someone involved with credit card scams, so the details are based on a true story.

“Young people from the immigrant community are risking their lives and future for crimes…the demographic of these youth is from 14 years to 17 years who get targeted for their young age and social needs.”

Elmi said students from Balga, Balcatta and Morley senior high schools contributed to the film.

“We hope through engaging young people in film making, they can address real issues and challenges through the medium of films,” he said.

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