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"Cecilia" by Pankaj JOHAR

Thursday 9 November, 19:00 (Ciné Utopia)

Runtime: 83'

Cécilia, film coverStruggle of a woman to get justice for her trafficked child

"Cecilia" sheds light on the growing menace of child labour trafficking in India through its central characters – 54 years old housekeeper Cecilia Hasda and her employers, the newly married Pankaj and Sunaina. When Cecilia’s 14 years old daughter is trafficked and found dead in Delhi, Pankaj and Sunaina decide to help her get justice. As the trio battle corruption at all levels, they find themselves navigating a complex network of cops, traffickers, judges, lawyers, villagers and family members. When Cecilia’s husband is kidnapped and her two sons are forced to leave the village, Cecilia begins to lose all hope.

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Opening and closing remarks by Christophe Verhellen, Head of Communications at UNRIC

The film (1h23', English subtitles) will be introduced livestream by director Pankaj Johar and followed by an interactive panel discussion moderated by Karen Wauters, Time For Equality, with:

René Schlechter - Ombudsman for the Rights of the Child, Thomas Kauffmann – Executive Director of ECPAT Luxembourg asbl, Rosa Brignone - Founder and president of Time For Equality.

A ciné ONU event in partnership with Time For Equality, with the support of Pennywise Films. It will be held in English.

Please register your attendance by email to [email protected] or (click here) to facilitate planning. Tickets available online and at the door.

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