There are a lot of talks about girl empowerment, and educating girl child but very few people actually make efforts to make this dream a reality. Very few families, especially in the rural areas of India, put up a tough fight to educate their girls despite the constant pressure to marry off their teenage girl.
Based on a similar true story a short film Afzana was conceived. The film is presented by EVE volunteers and Creatio Productions, and based on the real-life encounters of a girl, rehabilitated currently at Deepalaya Children’s Home, Gusbethi in Haryana.
It narrates the story of a young girl from a remote Haryana village who loves stories, has brought laurels to her school and village, and has heartfelt aspirations to learn and make a difference to the life of her, and others. The film traces her audacious journey to rewrite social norms and live her little dream. It also aims to initiate effective discussions and dialogues on the importance of girl child education and how, if given appropriate opportunities, girls can dream an independent successful career and life.
The short film had a screening a few days ago in New Delhi where the ‘real’ Afsana was present and and narrated her story.
The short film’s trailer has been released online. You can watch the trailer here: