Saturday, 4 January 2014

NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Documentary film “Married for a Cause - Docudrama of an interfaith couple” from INDIA, DIRECTED By Harish Devnani and Jarna Virani Devnani.

"Jitu & Rehana - an interfaith (Hindu-Muslim) couple live in a town called Rajkot in western India.They defied their families, put aside religious differences and got
married during a very turbulent time.In an Indian wedding, the bride and the groom take seven vows but they took eight vows; the eighth was not to have their own
children. In India, where 99% of the time, the sole purpose of getting married is procreation, this was a very bold decision.The reason?
-Every eighth urban child in India lives in slums.
-Urban poverty forces almost 12 per cent of Indian children between the ages of 5 and 14 into labor.
-Most will never hold a book or see the inside of a school.
Jitu-Rehana got married to challenge the system and change this. They got 'Married for a cause'! The two started alone, educating five children with less than 100
dollars in their pocket but today they educate and proudly call themselves 'Parents of a 1000 children'."

Country:  India

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