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Documentary Film On Female Gendercide: It’s A Girl! The Three Deadliest Words

August 9, 2011

Shadowlines film has just released its powerful, new documentary film on female feticide and female infanticide in India and China.  The title of the film is  “It’s a Girl!Click on the photo below to see the official trailer of this film.

Shot on location in India and China, It’s a Girl! asks why 200 million girls are “missing” from India and China and why so little is being done to stop this.  The film which interviews The 50 Million Missing Campaign founder, Rita Banerji, among other global experts and grassroots activists, asks the question why there has been as of yet, no effective action against this injustice. For more on the film visit their website.

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  1. Anonymous permalink
    August 9, 2011 9:01 am

    It’s will be a good film, as i realized after seeing the trailer.

  2. August 9, 2011 7:09 pm

    it is very, very sad …

  3. August 10, 2011 8:30 am

    -I have no words as I sit here and watch this. No words…just a deep and utter sadness and…anger…rage. Disgusting! and we call ourselves human??Why is nothing being done? why why why???

  4. hotshot bald cop permalink
    August 30, 2011 12:05 pm

    I didn’t know that.

  5. August 5, 2012 5:49 am

    ” ME AND MY SISTER ” — The Assamese feature film which will release on aug.2012. The film deals with the impact of the act of female foeticide on the child. An educated couple are shown to be troubled , harassment of women and panic at the thought that their coming child would be a girl. They even think of killing the foetus. The internal conflicts and anxiety of the pregnant women throws light on the issue. But as , it happens, the woman bears the foetus of twins, a MALE and a FEMALE. The twins talk inside the womb about the world outside where women are not secure. The story artistically depicts today’s burning social issue like female foeticide, stressing specially on the rights of woman in the perspective of the changes taking place in the 21st century. The film , shot in Cinemascope 35mm , Story , Concept & Produce by Nipon Dholua under banner NBDK PRODUCTION.

    The Synopsis
    The film, ‘Me and My Sister’, deals with the impact of the act of female foeticide on a child.
Geetartha, Chandana and their only son Akash are living their life with all happiness. Chandana is carrying and is now at primary stage. Geetartha makes sincere efforts to boost up her spirit and confidence while Dr Jharna, a gynecologist and their family friend, provides her with all medical care to ensure smooth and safe birth of the unborn.
    A responsible government officer, Geetartha, one day finds a young lady refusing to accept the award ‘Woman of the Year’, a state award of high esteem. Back home, Geetartha shares his feelings with Chandana, who, on hearing the name of the lady and then seeing her photograph, comes to know that Dolly, the lady, was her best friend during college days.
    Chandana is deeply concerned about the trauma and agony in the life of Dolly and her little daughter Shikha. Along with her husband Geetartha and son Akash, Chandana provides mental support to Dolly and thus she becomes involved with Dolly’s life. Sometimes, one or two disturbing incidents in Dolly’s day-to-day life fetch Chandana mental anxiety, tension which is harmful for her at this very stage of pregnancy.
    In the mean time, Dr Jharna after a routine check up of Chandana finds that she is carrying a twins. This makes both Chandana and Geetartha ecstatic. But Akash is more excited about his sister to be born.

    Days pass on and the event of the award presentation function is nearing. Dolly is adamant in her decision not to receive the award because she does not believe that this award could neither change whatever already has happened to her life nor will bring any change to her future life. She simply and silently leaves the township along with her little daughter Shikha.
    One day, Chandana suddenly falls ill and starts feeling labour pain. At the hospital Dr Jharna tells Geetartha that she is not in a condition now to deliver birth to two babies, and, therefore, one baby in her womb has to be spoiled. Geetartha has no other means for the sake of life of Chandana.
When Chandana is taken to operation theatre, Dolly and Shikha drop in at the hospital. Geetartha, stunned on seeing Dolly after her sudden disappearance, is elated to know that Dolly has come back only to receive the award which will be presented in a glamorous function that evening by the Chief Minister. Dolly tells Geetartha that she will receive the award not for her but for and on behalf of Chandana, the lady who has undergone so much of pain and agony while standing beside unfortunate Dolly and Shikha. 
The operation is successful and it fetches Chandana another son. Geetartha is happy to see his wife Chandana alive perfectly and also to find one more son coming to his family. Back home in Geetartha-Chandana’s place, Akash still waits for his sister who, in fact, was already committed from their life. Forever……………………………….
    Cast
    Prastuti Parashar, Barsharani Bishaya, Samar Hazarika, Gyanendra Pallab,
    ” Child Artists ”
    Dishan Dholua , ,Birina
    Mob : 09435049526

    • August 6, 2012 2:25 pm

      Your story line is a little unclear. Are you saying that Chandana is carrying twins: a boy and a girl, and when the doctor tells her she has to abort one to save the other, they choose the abort the female child? Is that what the story is?

  6. Sanjay saxena permalink
    August 26, 2012 5:18 pm

    Sir/madam,thanx a lot for sending me message on this issue.first of all,sorry for delay on my part due to problem in logging my a/c due to resetting of my password by twitter.its still pending.Now I come to the point-I think women are soft targets of hardliners/terrorists.the days are not far away when they’ll dictate women ‘what to eat,drink otherwise face the consfquence

  7. September 6, 2012 4:32 am

    you are working properly your is very nice please help for haryana in female foeticide now some village of haryana ratio of girl child 0 to 6 year 378 girl out of 1000 see aathwan vachan ek pratigya film produced by me Save girl child

  8. September 6, 2012 1:03 pm

    Haryana sex ratio 876 girl out of 1000 some village ratio 0 to 6 years 378 to 444 from1000 boys aware in haryana I am working againest female foeticide in haryana see aathwan vachan ek pratigya on youtube or visit http://www.aathwanvachan.com

  9. PTZ cameras permalink
    September 7, 2012 5:16 am

    Wow! This can be one of the top blogs I’ve actually arrive throughout on this subject. Merely Magnificent

  10. October 7, 2012 9:51 am

    Gpod film good way good thinking good work go ahead

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