International Women’s Day Event – February 20th – March 8th, 2021
“When I first watched the film SON RISE I knew, filmmaker Vibha Bakshi had created a masterpiece! This striking documentary will move you, taking you across a landscape of emotions, as it challenges a society from within to break down patriarchal barriers and to protect and empower its girls.” – Smita Suchde Grütter
To celebrate International Women’s Day 2021, and it’s theme of #choosetochallenge, HEMLATA is honored to be teaming up with multi-award winning film director Vibha Bakshi, to screen one of the most talked about films of this year – SON RISE – a path breaking award winning documentary that is changing the narrative on gender inequality and gender justice globally.
SON RISE is filmed in the strongly patriarchal state of Haryana, bordering India’s capital, New Delhi. Illegal, yet rampant female foeticide has led to the eerie absence of girls in hundreds of villages, leading to a skewed sex-ratio, and provoking an unprecedented number of crimes against women. It is is from these darkest corners, that the filmmaker finds hope amongst ordinary people doing the ‘extraordinary’ in breaking the shackles of patriarchy and challenging the traditions of male dominance. Unveiled by United Nations Under-Secretary General Madame Phumzile, the film will be showcased as part of the United Nations global #HeForShe movement across 71 countries.
SON RISE WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SCREENING ONLINE UNTIL 8TH MARCH, 2021
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Vibha Bakshi, director and producer of SON RISE will be speaking to Swiss Film journalist, TV and Radio host, Monika Schärer on Sunday March 7th, 2021 from 6-7pm CET.
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CHF 9.99 IS CHARGED FOR A SINGLE SCREENING + FIRESIDE CHAT
CHF 5.00 is retained by HEMLATA as part of our crowd funding to support our HEMLATA 100 Scholars.
The balance CHF 4.99 is paid by HEMLATA to Responsible Films and MovieSaints, for screening and server costs.
How does your donation support a young girl/ a H100 Scholar?
- 5 CHF provides a H100 Scholar with a sanitary articles for one month.
- 5 CHF helps to cover a months Internet data and mobile package.
- 10 CHF provides a Scholar with a months transport pass.
- 150 CHF can support our Scholar with pocket money for a full year for her personal expenses.
- 350 CHF can provide 3 nutritious meals a day for one full year.
- 900 CHF will support a Scholar with hostel accommodation for a full year.
- 2000 CHF will support a full years tuition fees in an accredited college in India.
- 3650 CHF – THE HEMLATA100 Scholarship covering all of the above and including the projects costs of mentorship, Life-skill, interdisciplinary and creative learning, outdoor and environmental camps for one full year.
In India, years of patriarchy has resulted in the passing on the advantage to the male child, over the female, resulting in an
imbalance in the opportunities available to girls. HEMLATA’s H100Initiative seeks to address this imbalance through an innovative all-round approach by providing a young girl, from the lowest socio-economic strata, the opportunity to quality education in an accredited college in India, supported by the pillars of Mentorship, Lifeskills, and interdisciplinary learning.
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