Feisty movie on sex trafficking
What is the connection between an activist and a movie? An activist moves, and a movie acts…? Maybe, but Sunitha Krishnan is serious about her pet project movie, ”Naa Bangaru Talli” (My dearest daughter), which tries to showcase her activism and beliefs, and tries to use cinema as a platform to drive the masses. Watch this trailer.
This co-founder of Prajwala is a feisty activist who is galvanizing India’s battle against sexual slavery by uniting the government, corporations and NGOs to put an end to human trafficking. She has always been passionate about social work, and started teaching dance to mentally challenged children at the age of eight. At the age of 12, she ran schools in slums.
But when she was 15 years old, while working on a neo-literacy campaign for a Dalit community, Sunitha was gangraped by eight men. That one incident has changed the course of her career in social activism.
Her recent production of the film and attempts to build up support for it is just one more brick that she has laid to execute her plans. She has mortaged her house and staked everything she owned so that a true story of sex trafficking becomes a movie. As she put it: “I had to tell this to the world before I go to my grave!!” The movie has won seven international and three national awards. The awards made everyone a bit surprised, because an award movie is usually looked at by people as boring and monotonous. However, this turned out to be a “super family thriller.”
Sunitha Krishnan claims that she has struggled to find a distributer. Needing Rs. 15 lakh to have a modest release across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, she calls for support so that she can call for publicity material to be splashed through television, advertisements, newspapers, hoardings and posters as well as the theaters.
Read her blog to understand more about this wonder woman.
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