Please join us for the screening of the DOCUMENTARY FILM: Cecilia
2016/ India, Norway/ English, Hindi, Bengali/
Produced and Directed by Pankaj Johar
The film screening will be followed by a Q&A and a member mixer.
The event is supported by Austin Documentary Fans.
The film is the story of struggle for justice of Cecilia Hasda, a tribal woman from West Bengal-India,
whose daughter is trafficked and found dead in New Delhi. In a country where thousands of tribal
children get trafficked every year to cities and many never found, Cecilia decides to fight for justice
for her daughter with the help of her employers Pankaj and Sunaina. 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…