Pupil makes shortlist in Tony Blair Foundation film competition
A schoolboy’s three-minute movie about how faith steered his family through adversity has been shortlisted for the Tony Blair Faith Foundation’s global film award.
“When my dad and I read the description of the category we immediately thought of my mother,” says Ethan D’Souza, 14, a pupil at the Winchester School in Dubai.
“The film shows the struggle and strength of my entire family when my mother was paralysed.”
The Faith Shorts competition was launched by Mr Blair’s foundation to give people aged between 14 and 18 a chance to show the benefits of faith in an increasingly secular world.
This is the first year the foundation has received entries from the UAE.
Ethan, whose Christian family is from Goa, India, will have his work judged in the family movie category by Mr Blair, the former British prime minister; the Hollywood actors Hugh Jackman and Jet Li; the Bollywood veteran Anil Kapoor; and the former Fox Studios president Sherry Lansing.