Son Rise A Film by Vibha Bakshi

Films and Photography
History, Culture
Panel Discussion
Tuesday, 19th February 2019
From 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (IST)
Royal Opera House, Mumbai, Mama Parmanand Marg, Mumbai - 400004.
Free

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UN Women, HeForShe, Royal Opera House, Mumbai and Avid Learning proudly present the Mumbai Premiere and exclusive screening of SON RISE, a powerful gender-rights documentary directed and produced by National Award winning filmmaker Vibha Bakshi. SON RISE is set in Haryana, a strong Patriarchal society, with a highly skewed sex ratio due to rampant illegal sex determination and female foeticide. The sex ratio imbalance has led to unprecedented levels of gender crimes in Haryana, ranging from bride trafficking to the highest number of gang rapes reported in the country. It is in this land of the ‘Khap’ Panchayat, the filmmaker finds ordinary men taking on the ‘extraordinary’ fight to change the narrative on gender equality. The exclusive Film screening will be followed by a conversation between the filmmaker and Under - Secretary General of United Nations Madam Phumzile Mlambo-Nguka on the importance of boys and men to be part of the struggle for equality.
Join us for an impactful evening that is sure to educate and inspire.


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Faculty

Vibha Bakshi

Vibha Bakshi

(Hon) Dr. Vibha Bakshi is a multi-National Award winning film director and producer known for her documentary films that are knocking down patriarchy the world over. She is the recipient of four National Film Awards, awarded by the President of India, the highest recognition in Indian cinema. Vibha was recently conferred the Honorary Doctorate from her alma mater Boston University for successfully activating global movements for change through the power of her films. She received this honour alongside civil rights icon John Lewis and scientist Dr. Anthony Fauci. Recent honourees to receive the Doctorate also included Steven Spielberg. Vibha's latest National Award winning film ‘SON RISE’ has been selected by the United Nations global HeForShe movement to be shown across 71 priority countries to change the narrative on gender inequality and injustice globally. Her previous groundbreaking National Award winning documentary 'Daughters of Mother India' holds the distinction of being THE MOST AWARDED SOCIAL CAMPAIGN IN THE WORLD – Global Creative Index 2017. Vibha is also co-producer and co-director with Oscar winning filmmaker Maryann DeLeo. Their films have aired on US networks.

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Collaborations

He for She - The United Nations Global Solidarity Movement For Gender Equality
He for She - The United Nations Global Solidarity Movement For Gender Equality
Royal Opera House, Mumbai
Royal Opera House, Mumbai
UN Women
UN Women

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