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India's Sons A Documentary about False Rape Case Survivors

Should Men who spend considerable time in custody during trial but are honorably acquitted of a Rape charge be called Rape Case Survivors? ~ Additional Sessions Judge Nivedita Anil Sharma, June 2015

Hi,

My name is Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj, an Independent Journalist and a Documentary Filmmaker. I am currently working on my second feature documentary film called "India's Sons - Tale of False Rape Case Survivors." It's a film that traces journey, ordeals and escapes of Innocent men who were falsely accused of a rape charge in India. The documentary aims to start a dialogue over misuse of rape laws and reveal the unsaid truth behind India's tag of a rape capital.

India's Sons - Tale of false rape case survivors, is a very important documentary detailing the trauma that a man and his family faces if he is falsely accused of rape, discussing the changes in laws and its repercussions post 2012 and the nexus that's slowly and steadily building up in the system to unabashedly exploit these stringent provisions meant to protect genuine victims. A false rape charge is the most devastating thing that can happen to an innocent person and there are thousands of such cases that are happening every year in India. The prevailing situation has made several judges pass stern judgments criticizing this injustice and some have gone on record to say that there are no laws to protect the honor and dignity of a man.

The film is currently under production. It's Directed by me, Co-Directed by Neeraj Kumar and produced by Sahodar Trust, an NGO for men run by Mr. Shonee Kapoor, a lawyer and an Entrepreneur (www.shoneekapoor.com) This crowd fund will help us with post production, marketing, screenings and distribution of the film and also take it to nook and corners of the world.

REWARDS:

ALL DONORS - A BIG THANKYOU on our Social Media Handles, due credits as a donor towards the project on our website and in the film.

Donation Above INR 500 - ALL ABOVE and a private link to watch the film post official release.

Donation Above INR 5000 - ALL ABOVE plus a DVD of the film signed by the Directors with a special message post official release (cost of international shipping to be borne by the donor)

Donation Above INR 10,000 - ALL ABOVE plus an A-4 size poster of the film with a special message by our team (cost of international shipping to be borne by the donor) You will also receive a special invite for our limited city based screenings (cost of travel to be borne by the donor)

Donation Above 50,000 - ALL ABOVE plus special invite as a VIP Guest for our premiere screening. You share the stage with us as we present our film to the world and we would thank you with all our hearts for your generous contribution (cost of travel to be borne by the donor)

Donation Above 1,00,000 - ALL ABOVE plus credits in the film plus a special Dinner with the team post Premiere Screening (cost of travel to be borne by the donor)

Donation Above 2,50,000 - ALL ABOVE plus a special thanks in the opening credits of the film.

More about the Project : www.indiassons.com
Reach out to us at: indiassonsfilm@gmail.com

About the Campaigner: India's Sons is second documentary feature by Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj. Her first feature was "Martyrs of Marriage" - a documentary film on misuse of IPC 498A, anti dowry law in India. The film was screened across various cities in India, Australia, UK and Dubai, Judicial Academies and even Courts. It was released globally on NETFLIX in March 2018 and is currently streaming on the platform. 

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3rd September 2020
Dear Donors,

Hope this update finds you in best of health and spirits and you and your family is safe from Corona.

As the lockdown relaxes across the country, we are working on #IndiasSons and trying to wind up the project as soon as possible. There are some bits left for the documentary which require travelling which is a bit risky at this hour and hence the delay. We released a teaser few days ago, hope you saw it. If not, it's here: https://youtu.be/wcvduugIyFI

We are in need of funds at this hour and hence this withdrawal.

We are indebted to each one of you for your contribution towards this project and I am confident this documentary would act as a strong piece of work to spread awareness around misuse of rape laws in India.

Thank you once again. Please share the word around for this fundraiser as we need help more than ever before.

Warm Regards,
Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj
On behalf of Team India's Sons
Dear Donors,

Hope this update finds you in best of health and spirits and you and your family is safe from Corona.

As the lockdown relaxes across the country, we are working on #IndiasSons and trying to wind up the project as soon as possible. There are some bits left for the documentary which require travelling which is a bit risky at this hour and hence the delay. We released a teaser few days ago, hope you saw it. If not, it's here: https://youtu.be/wcvduugIyFI

We are in need of funds at this hour and hence this withdrawal.

We are indebted to each one of you for your contribution towards this project and I am confident this documentary would act as a strong piece of work to spread awareness around misuse of rape laws in India.

Thank you once again. Please share the word around for this fundraiser as we need help more than ever before.

Warm Regards,
Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj
On behalf of Team India's Sons
24th June 2020
Respected Donors,

I am Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj, Director - India's Sons posting this update on behalf of our team. We have seen unprecedented times in the last few months. World has been impacted because of Corona Virus & lacs of lives have been lost. India was in a complete lockdown for more than two months & everyone was locked in their homes to save themselves from this deadly virus.

India's Sons is a dream of our team. We had begun the editing with little shoot left which we planned to execute in March end and had planned to have first screener in May. Our plans obviously didn't work out because of the Corona Disaster. Our work has been stuck since the lockdown began. We were praying for the lockdown to get over to resume the edit. We started again in June but Neeraj, my co-director & editor of the film fell sick with Covid symptoms. Things are again a mess right now and we are clueless.

Most of the shoot pending has to be done in Mumbai and Delhi both of which are the hotbeds of Corona right now in India. I know all of you have reposed immense faith in this film and we sincerely hope we won't disappoint you with the final film whenever we are able to finish it and release.

As of now we are really not sure of the release date with all that's happening around & can only pray that things change for the better. We shall keep you posted with the developments.

I hope you, your family and your loved ones are safe. Please take care of yourself and stay protected at all times. This virus has shattered a million dreams, I think we can only thank god that ours is only delayed. I am hoping Neeraj will be absolutely fine very soon and we would be back on the track with a bang. Please keep us in your prayers.

If anyone has any specific query, feel free to email me on dnbhere@gmail.com Times are really depressing & even more depressing for those fighting legal battles without any mistake. There have been painful suicides recently & it's heartbreaking. If any of you feel like talking, just email me & I would be happy to be of any help or support. Thank you so much for believing in us and India's Sons.

Yours Faithfully,
Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj 
Respected Donors,

I am Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj, Director - India's Sons posting this update on behalf of our team. We have seen unprecedented times in the last few months. World has been impacted because of Corona Virus & lacs of lives have been lost. India was in a complete lockdown for more than two months & everyone was locked in their homes to save themselves from this deadly virus.

India's Sons is a dream of our team. We had begun the editing with little shoot left which we planned to execute in March end and had planned to have first screener in May. Our plans obviously didn't work out because of the Corona Disaster. Our work has been stuck since the lockdown began. We were praying for the lockdown to get over to resume the edit. We started again in June but Neeraj, my co-director & editor of the film fell sick with Covid symptoms. Things are again a mess right now and we are clueless.

Most of the shoot pending has to be done in Mumbai and Delhi both of which are the hotbeds of Corona right now in India. I know all of you have reposed immense faith in this film and we sincerely hope we won't disappoint you with the final film whenever we are able to finish it and release.

As of now we are really not sure of the release date with all that's happening around & can only pray that things change for the better. We shall keep you posted with the developments.

I hope you, your family and your loved ones are safe. Please take care of yourself and stay protected at all times. This virus has shattered a million dreams, I think we can only thank god that ours is only delayed. I am hoping Neeraj will be absolutely fine very soon and we would be back on the track with a bang. Please keep us in your prayers.

If anyone has any specific query, feel free to email me on dnbhere@gmail.com Times are really depressing & even more depressing for those fighting legal battles without any mistake. There have been painful suicides recently & it's heartbreaking. If any of you feel like talking, just email me & I would be happy to be of any help or support. Thank you so much for believing in us and India's Sons.

Yours Faithfully,
Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj 
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