Geeta: A Documentary by Emma Macey-Storch

MAEVe is happy to support a team of filmmakers based in Melbourne who are working on a feature documentary about one woman’s incredible journey from acid attack survivor to activist in India.

Set in the backstreets of Agra’s slums in India, GEETA takes us on the powerful journey of a survivor, who from the brink of suicide finds the courage to fight for a better life for herself and her daughters, while at the same time building a powerful movement for change in India. It’s a beautiful portrait of sisterhood and a new wave of women’s rights in India.

Geeta’s story observes not only the rise of Geeta as an independent woman striving to lead change and building her daughters' dreams, but also offers an incredible insight into the darkest secrets of a perpetrator's mind - Geeta’s husband - who threw acid on her and his three daughters.

The film is directed by Emma Macey-Storch in collaboration with members of the Indian community in Melbourne, and is produced by Stuart Scowcroft (one of Australia’s leading producers) and executive produced by Geoffrey Smith (two time Emmy Award-winning director).

The film has got this far on support from Film Victoria, crowdfunding and private investment. The team need some extra support for post-production, so if you are looking for a tax deduction before the end of the financial year this is a very worthy project to support.

Please visit www.geetafilm.com to make a donation.

If you want to know more about the film, and/or would like to make contact with director Emma Macey-Storch, please email Kate, the MAEVe convenor at kate.ohalloran@unimelb.edu.au.


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