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Feroz Abbas Khan directs animation series Corona Ki Adalat

The series uses entertainment to educate the general public about the COVID-19 pandemic.

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After the Hasya Kavi Potliwala animation series, film and theatre director Feroz Abbas Khan is embarking on another series titled Corona Ki Adalat to educate people about the COVID-19 pandemic. Like the previous series, it has been created by the Population Foundation of India, in collaboration with MyGov and Facebook.

Khan, who has helmed theatre productions like the musical Mughal-e-Azam and films like Gandhi My Father (2008), shares how useful the short animation videos have been in getting the message across.

"Due to the lockdown, we were pushed to explore the animation medium,” he said. “Corona Ki Adalat uses the familiar setting of a courtroom drama to disseminate key messages, tackle misinformation and reinforce a sense of solidarity around the fight against COVID-19. We wanted the series to be accessible and relatable. To that end we used humour and situations people often find themselves in.”

The first video of the series looks at health care workers facing stigma and discrimination during this crisis.  The Hindi videos are aimed at a Facebook audience and will address additional issues like precautions, wearing of masks, physical distancing, mental well-being and anxiety in an entertaining and yet impactful manner.

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