NMIFF welcomes the entry of a short film “BEHIND CLOSED DOORS” from India, DIRECTED by RAM MARNE.
More than half of the school going children in domestic violence shelters show clinical levels of anxiety or post traumatic stress disorder. Children may exhibit a wide range of reactions to exposure to violence in their home. Younger children do not have the ability to adequately express their feelings verbally, consequently, the manifestation of these emotions is often behavioral. Children may become withdrawn, non-verbal, and exhibit regressed behaviors such as clinging and whining. Eating and sleeping difficulty, concentration problems, generalized anxiety, and physical complaints. Girls are more likely to exhibit withdrawal and unfortunately run the risk of being "missed" as a child in need of support."