Help me take 'Martyrs of Marriage' to the public

My name is Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj. Many of you who read this may know about me and my work, many of you may not. In a nut shell - I talk about a gender that's forgotten when it comes to discussion on gender issues. Whether it is matrimonial challenges, pain because of betrayal in relationships, domestic abuse and violence, bias by the system, injustice because of one sided laws - we hardly ever consider men as victims.

Four years ago, I took it upon myself to speak up against injustice done to men. Speak up for men who become victims of false dowry and domestic violence cases. Men who themselves are wronged in a marriage but are accused as wrong doers, men who face false accusations and hence have their career, family and life destroyed because of someone's vendetta.

I decided to do so through a documentary and started making Martyrs of Marriage - a documentary film on misuse of IPC 498A - laws related to dowry harassment. The film is about how men and their families become victims of gender biased laws in India. Many even choose to end their lives in absence anybody interested in hearing their side of the story.

Watch the Trailer here

The film is now complete and I want to showcase it to as many people as possible across India. The idea is to create awareness towards this issue and seek intervention of our lawmakers to give justice to those falsely accused in 498A.

My Request

I quit my job to do this work and have spent my life's saving to make this film. A lot of people helped me earlier to ensure that this film sees light of the day and I seek support of other such kind souls to help me take this film to as many viewers as possible. 

I am looking for funds to ensure screenings across multiple locations in India. I also want to send the film to film festivals, dub the film in different languages, pay people who are helping me and make this a movement to make the lawmakers listen to problem people are facing because of biased laws.

I am looking for public support to ensure that I take this film far and wide. I insist that you fund my work only if you have full faith in me.

Warm Regards,
Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj
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6th December 2016
My Dearest Donors,

As I type this, I have a big smile on my face. A smile of satisfaction that the film is reaching out to more and more people and touching hearts of everyone everywhere. I am indebted to you for being a part of this journey with me and helping me in my endeavors.

We have now travelled to 5 cities and I aim to travel to many more with #MartyrsofMarriage. I am delighted to share with you that the film is receiving amazing reviews and standing ovation at every city premiere. Our Chennai screening had presence of Honorable Justice P N Prakash, Judge, Madras High Court. He really appreciated the documentary and invited me to screen the same for senior most police officers in Tamil Nadu, during their training at State Judicial Academy in Madurai on November 26, 2016. He plans to showcase the film to his magistrates too in future trainings, expressing deep concern over injustice because of false #498A cases. Our Hyderabad premiere had more than 500 audience in attendance with participation from many students from Law Colleges.

I am now gearing up for screening of the film in Mumbai on 23rd December. The screening is at St Andrews Auditorium, Bandra West and we are working towards having a full house with 800 people in the hall. The screening is free of cost for attendees and being made possible by help of people like you all. I am hoping that the Mumbai show will encourage many more creative people to look seriously towards this issue and do something about the injustice caused to millions. Please join in for the show if you are in Mumbai. Register Here

Please stay tuned to updates on the film, the screenings, reviews, major developments and more through our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MartyrsOfMarriage/

We are still very far away from our crowd fund goal. I request you to share a word about this campaign with your friends so that we can take this documentary to as many places as possible and create dialogue and change around this issue that concerns us all.

I look forward to your support and am really thankful for all your help.

Stay tuned. Raise your voice. Stand up for Justice. Speak up through #MartyrsofMarriage

Warm Regards,
Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj
Producer & Director - Martyrs of Marriage
www.martyrsofmarriage.com

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V donated Rs.501

I totally support this, I hope this fire also burns the houses of law makers before they can understand the impact of such thought less laws which have been misused by lawyers and brides in India.

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aakash donated Rs.2,000

Thank you.

MK
Mohan donated Rs.2,500

With you all the way ! you are doing a noble deed

AK
Anil donated Rs.1,000

I support your action because you said "The film is promoting the idea that justice should be served to people irrespective of their gender and crime be punished irrespective of gender".

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Divya donated $50
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RAMESH donated Rs.2,500

Excellent Job for the society & Country. Presently contributing Rs 2500/- & will contribute again soon to help you in your cause. Wish to share with You my mission to eradicate basic cause of Evil shown in your documentary. Good Bless You.