To mark the International Day of the Girl Child, British Council Bangalore invites you to the screening of the film 'No Country for Young Girls?'
The screening will be followed by a session with Priya Chetty Rajagopal in conversation with the film's director Nupur Basu about the current state of issues highlighted in the film.
Date and time: Saturday 1 October 2016 at 17.00 hours
Join us for tea at 16:30 hours.
How to register: Write to Vani Shivakumar at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 0120-4569000/6684353.
About the film
Directed by: Nupur Basu
Produced by: Television Trust for Environment (TVE)
Duration: 25 minutes
Film synopsis: Vaijanti, a 27 year old married woman has had to return to her parent's home after her husband and in-laws have thrown her out of their house for giving birth to daughters. The irony is that this married woman, who finds herself in a loveless marriage, lives in Agra, the Indian city that boasts of love's greatest monument, the Taj Mahal.
The director, Nupur Basu set out on a journey with Vaijanti across India, meeting other women from different strata of Indian society who talk about life in a son-loving country which has resulted in a distorted sex ratio. Sex selective abortions are illegal in India and yet its practice is rampant.
No Country for Young Girls? was first telecast on BBC World in 2008 as part of a series called "LIfe- Living on the edge" produced by TVE, UK.
About the director
Nupur Basu, former Senior Editor of New Delhi Television (NDTV), is now an independent journalist and documentary filmmaker. No Country for Young Girls? is Nupur’s fifth independent documentary. Her earlier works include the award winning Dry Days in Dobbagunta, Mothers of Malappuram, Lost Generations and Michael Jackson Comes to Manikganj. Nupur says about the film, “" There is a conspiracy of silence around sex selective abortions in India ...through my film ' No Country for Young Girls?' I wanted to try break that silence in a small way. Indian society and the medical community conspire to commit this genocide on girls in a son-worshipping nation and there is absolutely no political will to change this”