Sat, 25 Nov|
State Art Gallery, Hyderabad
Documentary Screening - From the shadows
The film highlights two women, an artist and an activist, who are working to raise awareness about the issue of sex trafficking in India.
Time & Location
25-Nov-2023, 5:45 pm IST
State Art Gallery, Hyderabad, Road No.1, Kavuri Hills Jubilee Hills, D Mart, police station, near Madhapur, CBI Colony, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500033, India
About the event
Every 8 minutes in India, a child goes missing. Countless are victims of sex trafficking. This film follows two women working against this status quo: One, an artist, relentlessly sprays silhouettes of girls on public walls tagged #missing, calling attention to the loss. The second, an activist, accompanies rescued girls across international borders. These parallel narratives intersect, revealing glimmers of hope, as these women imaginatively challenge a powerful trafficking nexus in their country.
The film is a testimony to the collaborative effort of women to bring to the screen a difficult and hard-hitting story of our times.
We hope the film stirs up a dialogue so that more areas of trafficking are heard and addressed. It is not enough to ‘rescue’ a girl after she is trafficked; it is as important to find ways to prosecute and get convictions. Survivors deserve to be rehabilitated and reintegrated into our society with dignity and livelihood options.
Director, Writer & Producer: Miriam Chandy Menacherry
Co-Producer: Aliya Furniturewala, Sheena Matheiken, Anand Ramayya, Gary Byungseok KAM
DOP: Ranu Ghosh
Writer & Impact Producer: Triparna Banerjee
Editor: Irene Dhar Mallik
Associate Editor: Anuja Thakar
Production Controller: Sharon D’Mello
Researcher: Nandini Dhar
Consulting Producers: Claire Aguilar, Alysa Nahmias, Nilotpal Majumdar
Impact advisers : Rebecca Lichtenfeld and Ragnhild EK
Music: Parvathy Baul
Sound Designer: Mohammed Fibin
Animation : Amar Sen, Arko Sen
Poster design: Elements of Poetry studio