— Gayatri Kumar, screenwriter and director
BRONXVILLE, NY, USA, Feb. 2, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security has officially ranked Afghanistan as the worst place for women to live.
In Afghanistan, the scariest day is marked on almost every girl’s calendar: the day she will be sold as a child bride. For some, it’s 15 years old. For others, it’s 5 years.
The Guardian reported in 2020 that a young woman lived in fear of being abandoned as a bride to the Taliban. She was also scared because she is “a journalist and I know the Taliban will come and get me and my colleagues.”
As the writer and director of “A Day Till I’m Sold”, Gayatri Kumar aims to make a non-fiction drama about the true stories of women in Afghanistan today.
The film follows the story of a young girl with a soft heart who, at the age of 15, discovers her father’s plan to sell her to the Taliban the next day. It’s basically how a family without resources or money spends the last 24 hours. Moreover, history reveals the last refuge of a completely isolated country.
Kumar says; “The most beautiful part of this project is that we are projecting real Afghan refugees everywhere: the people who fled the terrors of the Taliban. These refugees were the first to donate for this film because it is very important that this film be made now.
“The fire is still burning. The iron is hot to strike. So strike the iron.
This film relies entirely on crowdfunding and helps dying refugees tell their stories. Rewards for donations range from being credited on their website to inspiring an Afghan family to pray for you. The team says there are emotional benefits too. They say it is “an invitation to the seat
at the humanitarian table.
Ultimately, this project aims to show that the film industry can be more than just entertainment. This can have an impact in real life. A film about the poor should not make a rich actor rich. He should put money in the hands of the poor. In the refugees’ own words “We can’t take a gun. No one answers our calls. That’s why we’re making this film.
One day before being sold