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Cecilia

Director: Pankaj Johar

Documentary | 83 min

Langauge: Hindi

Year: 2015

Synopsis

The film sheds light on the growing menace of child labour trafficking in India through its central characters – 54 years old housekeeper Cecilia Hasda and her employers, the newly married Pankaj and Sunaina. When Cecilia’s 14 years old daughter is trafficked and found dead in Delhi, Pankaj and Sunaina decide to help her get justice. As the trio battle corruption at all levels, they find themselves navigating a complex network of cops, traffickers, judges, lawyers, villagers and family members. When Cecilia’s husband is kidnapped and her two sons are forced to leave the village, Cecilia begins to lose all hope.

Awards


IDFA, World Premiere, November 2015
One World, Prague, March 2016
One World, Romania,March 2016
Cleveland International Film Festival
DOKFilm Norway, April 2015
Addis Film festival – Ethiopia
May 2016 DOKFest Munchen
Audience Favourite, May 2016
HRHDIFF – Myanmar, June 2016