Social activist and founder of Prajwala, Sunitha Krishnan, was at the Bol studios in another avatar. She’s also the producer of the critically acclaimed, National Film winner (Best Feature Film), among others, Naa Bangaaru Talli.
If you’ve heard her TED Talk, you’d know of her commitment to fighting sexual exploitation.
In an interview with Bol Hyderabad Sunitha Krishnan talks about why, after searching for a producer for the film, she decided to produce it herself. The challenges she faced and how she found help from various quarters. How she had to even mortgage her house because mainstream film producers didn’t think it was a film ‘worth producing’, or because it was ‘not their kind of films’.
The interview with Sunitha Krishnan will be aired on Bol Hyderabad as per the following schedule. We will of course, put out a podcast, after the broadcast schedule.
Thursday 20-11-2014 at 6.30 pmFriday 21-11-2014 at 8 am and also at 8.30 pmSaturday 22-11-2014 at 5 pm
Bol Hyderabad is proud to be associated with Naa Bangaru Talli.
Provocative, shocking and surprisingly tender amidst an explosion of unbridled emotions, “Naa Bangaaru Talli”(My Dearest Daughter) explores the consequences of sex trafficking testing the vulnerability of trust in human relations.
Srinivas(Siddiq) is a wonderful and devoted father to Durga(Anjali Patil),and he provides her the best. Working in the city and maintaining his family in a small town works well for him for years. One day everything is shattered when Durga comes unannounced to the city to appear for an interview concerning her college admission. Durga’s life is brutally torn apart as Srinivas wrestles with grief, remorse, self pity and guilt. The murky world of sex trafficking shakes the basic tenets of human existence “trust”.
Based on true stories, the film is a first of its kind projecting the human dimension of both the abused and the abuser. Contextualized in a middle class Indian setting, the story has global dimension and can happen anywhere, to anyone.