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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.

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

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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.

“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.”

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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.”

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.

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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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