17 year old boy from Lucknow named Aditya has been awarded with the Golden Beaver Award at seventh National Science Film festival for creating a documentary on psychopaths. The festival was held in Kolkata. Last year, he also won the same award for his documentary: Ants: A Tiny Creature.
For winning he was given a reward of Rs 50,000 in category D for films made by studnets.
He said "the rising rate of crime in the country was a triggering point that motivated him to make this movie."
Aditya, who is a student of class 12 of Manipal Public School said," It is a thrilling experience to win an award for two years in a row. The documentary titled 'Brain's Fault' explains how the physical and biological condition of the brain makes a person criminal before his birth. These people are called psychopaths in medical science."
About the documentary
"My documentary is an attempt to explain the reason behind psychopaths," he added The documentary was produced, directed and shot by Aditya itself with the help of SLR camera and its duration was 7 minutes and 4 seconds. While he also handled the cinematography and editing, he told that his friends later stepped in and help him in completing the project.
"My friend Tanmeet Singh and Dhananjay Singh Chauhan helped me a lot. The narration was done by Tanmeet Singh. Actors in this movie were again my friends - Lokendra Tiwari, Pratimesh, Shubham Singh, Harshit Pandey, Prashant Srivastav, Abhishek Singh and other friends," he said.