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April 2010 UAE - 17 Indians were sentenced to death for murdering one man. They would have ended up as statistics, but for few family members sought support of local media and Human Rights Lawyers, pressuring both governments into a fair trial. Sharing spaces with the families struggling to get justice reveals the tragic state of Indian Migrants overseas. Following two brothers of the accused in UAE, collecting proof for innocence leads us into an unseen world of migrant abuse starting from Punjab into Sharjah. Through the trial process, Embassy’s defense team and Human Right lawyers reveal how Indian politics and corruption can mire a fair trial, in a distant land, without concern Indian migrants workers overseas
Abandoned by the states, Kofur (42), an illiterate brick-maker, doesn’t belong to any nation. Both India and Bangladesh deny him an identity and the most fundamental human rights of citizenship.
Selvi, like so many girls living in India, is forced to marry at 14, only to find herself in a violent and abusive marriage. One day in deep despair she chooses to escape, going to a highway with the intention of throwing herself under the wheels of a bus. Instead she gets on the bus, choosing to live… and goes on to become South India’s first female taxi driver.
10 year old Sooraj, works in a ‘rat-hole’. The ‘rat-hole’ mines in the Jaintia Hills (North-east India) are narrow strips of coal deposits requiring children to descend down steep, sheer chutes and burrow into narrow horizontal tunnels to scratch coal out of hard rock
The Love Commandos use guerrilla tactics to rescue young women from being murdered by their families and help them marry the men they truly love.
A film that fights for the health of the Indian child and captures the incredible story of baby Roona Begum, a one and a half year old girl born in a tiny village in the state of Tripura. She suffers from hydrocephalus, a birth defect caused by a build-up of fluid in the brain leading to massive swelling of the head.
NCPA, Mumbai International Film Festival, Experimental Theatre