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Melbourne PREVIEW Screening – of Geeta

March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Winner of the Social Justice Award at the 2022 Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Book seats and bring friends

Arrive 6.30pm for 7pm start

This is your chance to see Geeta, a vibrant, raw film about a mother’s heartfelt attempt to change her daughter’s destiny after a brutal acid attack.

Geeta Mahor was asleep with her three young daughters when her husband, Inderjeet, crept into their room and maliciously threw acid on them. Geeta was badly injured, three-year-old NEETU ended up severely scarred and almost completely blind, and baby Krishna tragically passed away. And the reason Inderjeet gave for the attack was because he was only getting girls.

Fast-forward 28 years and Geeta and her daughter NEETU live their lives in the urban slums of Agra with gusto, hope and an uncompromising determination to create lasting societal change.

While the resulting film doesn’t shy away from the horrors the women have endured – Inderjeet even fronts up to the camera to be interviewed – its focus is squarely on Geeta’s powerful love for her daughter, NEETU’s journey to a potentially life-changing eye surgery and their shared determination to create lasting societal change.

Ultimately Geeta is about overcoming violence, the power of love, building dreams and the everyday heroism that creates grassroots change.

The film is directed by Emma Macey-Storch, and produced by Adam Farrington Williams, Emma Macey-Storch, Nayana Bhandari, Dipanjali Rao and Alexandra Curtis.

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Details

Date:
March 30
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1340465999801249/

Venue

Astor Theatre
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