Special screening of National Award-winning film ‘Son Rise’

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New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) National Award-winning film “Son Rise” was screened in the national capital to mark the International Day of the Girl Child.

The screening was co-hosted by New Zealand High Commissioner, Dean of Diplomatic Corps and UN Women at Siri Fort on Friday.

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Directed by Vibha Bakshi, “Son Rise” emphasises on the involvement of men in ensuring gender equality.

Praising the film, New Zealand High Commissioner to India Joanna Kempkers said: “A gender-equal world starts with all of us coming together to respect, accept and celebrate all genders under one roof.

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“We are proud to showcase ‘Son Rise’, a film which actuates a positive cultural shift in society. We are thankful of Vibha Bakshi for creating SON RISE, a powerful gender rights film which makes men equal collaborators in the struggle.”

Talking about the film, Vibha said: “‘Son Rise’ focuses on changing the narrative. We must involve men and boys in building a gender-equal society. This global initiative emphasizes the importance of our goal towards a gender-equal world and demonstrates how we all can play our part in this global movement.”

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At the screening, Ambassadors and High Commissioners along with 15 missions pledged their support in a global solidarity movement for gender equality — encouraging men to be part of the struggle for a gender-equal world.

In February, “Son Rise” was screened at the Royal Opera House here in the presence of United Nations Under Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.

–IANS

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