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Oxfam Youth Ambassadors attend screening of Kaakka Muttai

This term our new Oxfam Youth Ambassador group headed to Wood Green Vue Cinema to a screening of the movie, Kaakka Muttai (The Crow’s Egg).

 Kaakka Muttai is a film about inequality in India, a topic that many of our Year Ten students are currently studying in GCSE Geography.

The film is all about the life and times of two kids Periya Kakka Muttai (Vignesh) and his younger brother Chinna Kaaka Muttai (Ramesh) growing up in a slum, who make their living stealing coal from the railway yard. Their father is in the jail while their mother brings them up. The brothers have their own dreams like any other kids and they want to try out a pizza from the newly opened pizza shop. Their curiosity about pizza is because, the new shop is opened by Tamil star Silambarasan. They decide that by hook or crook, they will gain entry into the upmarket pizza shop and have a slice of it with their own money. The film provides a real insight into the inequality in India between the rich and the poor.

Following the screening, students took part in a question and answer session with Oxfam. It was impressive to hear the thoughtful questions posed by students which led to a really in depth discussion about poverty, inequality and the challenges of globalisation.