WomanEndangered partnered with Business World to screen the Oscar winning director Megan Mylan’s documentary “After My Garden Grows“. A film that stokes the thought that if a girl has enough to eat, a safe environment, an education, life skills, and is not forced to marry before 18, she’ll work to raise the standard of living for herself, her family and her community. And in time, she can even strengthen the economy of her entire country.
Coverage of WE partnering with Megan Mylan’s release of documentary ‘After My Garden Grows’
Megan Mylan is an American documentary film director, known for her films Lost Boys of Sudan and the 2008 Academy Award-winning Smile Pinki.
The event also witnessed the launch of WE teaser a/v followed by an inaugural address by Shri Krishan Pal Singh Gujjar, Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment. A Panel discussion on Girl Power had deliberations on the topic Girls are a smart investment for everyone. CSR strategies for girls empowerment and gender equality. This session was moderated by Annurag Batra , Chairman Business World and the speakers included
- Mr. Ravi Verma, Asia Regional Executive Director, ICRW
- Ms. Anisa Draboo, Director of Advocacy and Communications, Landesa
- Mr. Vijay Chadda, CEO Bharti Foundation (Airtel)
- Ms. Sushma Sharma, CSR Head, Hindustan Zinc
- Ms. Naina Lal Kidwai, Executive Director HSBC Bank
- Mr. Jaivir Singh,Vice Chairman, PwC India Foundation
Moderator:- Annurag Batra , Chairman Business World
Protaganist of the film : Monika Burman
Suparnaa Chadda, Founder WE
This was followed by Megan Mylan setting the tone for the film release. The highlight of the evening was the one on one interaction with Monika Burman, the protagonist of the film who shared anecdotes both from her life and of the filming of the documentary. Ms. Sophy Sivaraman –Indian Documentary federation, was also present through the evening.