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    partha sengupta
In The Name of Marriage is a documentary on exploited girls in some of the poorest regions of India. The idea is inspired from the story of Ayesha (name changed): Ayesha when she was 18 like any other teenage girl; she had her dream of having a good family and a loving partner in future. Unfortunately, an economic downturn forced her parents to marry her off to a 35 year old. The journey into the unknown form the hinterlands of Bihar to the rugged life of Panipat, Haryana did not leave her hopeless; there was at least the hope of two square meals a day. But her dream shattered a few days of her marriage when she had been realized that she had been sold, the lady of her village made the deal unknown to her parents. And if this was not enough, she had to face harassment from her brother-in-law, and even attempts by her father-in-law to sell her off! Ayesha is just another number in a statistic. Each year in the Koshi-Mahananda region at the time of flood, thousands of family flee from their villages and at the same time hundreds of young girls get trafficked, sold to brothels or put in life long slavery. These girls belong to poor family and the parents, hope for a better future of their daughters, force the girls to get married at very early age. Actually the trafficker lure the parents by offering money and connect them with prospective bride who eventually later sell these girls into brothel or put them in a life long slavery. "In The Name of Marriage" is my bit to tell the story of girls like Ayesha, long lost in the brutality of a society. We need to act against this type of marriage where young girls get trafficked and awareness is the first step. I also realize that the awareness is required in the communities where such exploitation is rampant. Therefore, a few NGOs will screen this documentary in communities where girls can relate to the story of Ayesha! I need a total of Rs. 215,000 to complete this documentary; this includes equipment rentals, travel, and post production. I am running this campaign to raise the funds for the proposed documentary. I thank everyone who contributes even a little and more important takes this message to as many people as possible. This is a cause we all need to fight against, and a every step of yours will go a long way in changing the lives of girls like Ayesha!

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