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Indian tribunal revokes ban on Sri Lankan docudrama

Sri Lankan film Muttrupulliya, a docu-drama that portrays the life of the Tamil ethnic population in post-war Sri Lanka, has won its appeal with the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) after the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) in Chennai refused to certify it, The Hindu newspaper reported.Directed by Sherine Xavier, a Sri Lankan national, the film was screened at the Jaffna Film Festival in Colombo, but it could not be premiered in India as the CBFC said it was “glorifying the bad effects” of the bloody conflict that killed about 100,000 people in a 23-year-long military campaign. “The picture will affect the neighbouring country relations. It also refers to real political leaders of Sri Lanka,” said the CBFC. “There is a picture of Prabakaran and the LTTE flag in a couple of scenes. It is a clear PR exercise for them [Prabakaran and LTTE],” he added. (Colombo Gazette) Ms. Xavier along with her producer T.S. Subramanian challenged the CBFC’s decision at the FCAT, which passed a ruling in their favour on February 1 but imposed some conditions for screening in India. The film-makers have agreed to morph the LTTE flags, cut out photographs of its slain leaders, issue a health warning against narcotics and put up a disclaimer that the film is a work of fiction inspired by real events.M. Mathialagan, Regional Officer at the Central Board of Film Certification in Chennai, told The Hindu that the film was banned after extensive consultation with senior censor board officials, which included its Mumbai-based chairman Pahlaj Nilhani. “They [film-makers] have shown an Indian girl rolling a hundred rupee note of Indian currency and snorting drugs through it. How can they disrespect our currency?,” said Mr. Mathialagan. read more

Let children run around in class headteachers told

Children should be encouraged to run around classrooms in lessons to get them fit, the National Association of Headteachers annual conference in Liverpool will be told.Bryn Llewellyn, a former head from Yorkshire, will tell delegates that “physically active learning” should be a core part of teaching and help cut obesity, as it was reported that one in five children is now obese on leaving primary school.He will say: “Traditional learning approaches negatively impact on physical activity and health. Physically active learning combines movement and learning.”He will tell delegates “physically active learning” should be a core part of teaching.One in five children is obese by the time they finish primary school. In some areas, more than 50 per cent of children are overweight or obese upon leaving primary school. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Mr Llewellyn said that as well as keeping children fit and healthy, incorporating movement into lessons can help them with retention of knowledge. Mr Llewellyn runs a programme in which pupils play tag rugby-style games to help them understand maths and English. For example, children compete in teams to collect tags, and then work together to solve problems – such as times tables – using the tags. read more