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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.

Documentary Screening - From the shadows
Documentary Screening - From the shadows

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

GFX: Inkbling

Poster design: Elements of Poetry studio

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