Film Screening/Wash, DC: Invitation to a Film "Chat" on Girl

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Subject: Film Screening/Wash, DC: Invitation to a Film "Chat" on Girl
From: Melanie Orhant (morhant@igc.org)
Date: Thu Dec 02 1999 - 09:05:45 EST


Please join the Asia Near East Bureau/USAID and the Policy Project/The
Futures Group at a

 BROWNBAG on Friday, December 10, 1999, 11:30-12:45 at USAID, RRB, Room
2.9D/E

to preview excerpts from the commercial film "Chameli", and meet its
writer-director-producer Mr. Ravi Baral. Following the preview, the
audience will have an opportunity to discuss the film with Ravi -- the
reasons for making it, how it was made, and how its message can be spread.

"Chameli", a full-length movie on girl trafficking and HIV/AIDS, was
produced by the NGO Media Alert and Relief Foundation with private funds and

with support from the Government of Nepal, the USAID/Nepal Mission, UNIFEM
and ANE/USAID. Filmed on
location in Nepal's Annapurnas and Terai, Bombay and the Indo-Nepal borders,

"Chameli" tells the story of the betrayal of a 15-year old girl from a
remote
Himalayan village, who was forced into prostitution in Bombay, and later
tragically returns to her village after contracting HIV. The film was
made to sensitize Nepali communities and to challenge the government to
confront the girl trafficking problem. Still to be premiered in Kathmandu
and in the villages of Nepal, the film is also an attempt to bring to the
attention of the general public the plight of young, innocent Nepali girls
victimized by this illicit and contemptible practice. Each year, from
6-7,000 Nepali girls are either sold. tricked or abducted into prostitution
in Indian brothels. Reportedly, up to 200,000 girls, some as young as 12,

have suffered this fate.

 Ravi set up his film company in 1990, has written and directed
documentary,promotional and developmental films. Media Alert, which he
founded, aims at grassroots-level awareness in Nepal of health, environment
and human rights issues through the audio-visual medium.

Please RSVP by 12:00 December 9 to Molly Strachan of The Futures Group, Tel.

No. 202-775-9694, or by email (m.strachan@tfgi.com).

For pre-clearing CA guests into the building, please inform Molly about date

or birth and SS# or passport number.

We hope you can accept our invitation.

 Zynia Rionda

Melanie Orhant

morhant@igc.org
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