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Cecilia
Director:Pankaj Johar
Producer:Penny Wise Films Pvt. Ltd.
Country / Region:India
Particular year:2015
Length of time:84min

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Cecilia hails from India’s neglected tribal belt and works as a housekeeper in New Delhi. When her 14 year old daughter is trafficked and found dead in a house in Delhi, she decides to fight for justice with the help of her employers Pankaj and Sunaina. But in a country where thousands of tribal children get trafficked every year to cities and many never found, the road to justice seems long and slow. As the three battle corruption at all levels, they soon find themselves navigating a complex network of cops, traffickers, judges, lawyers, villagers and family members. When Cecilia’s husband is kidnapped and her two sons are forced to leave the village, she begins to lose all hope. With the pressure from traffickers mounting, Cecilia eventually ends up taking the money from traffickers and withdraws the case from the court. She goes back to her village hoping to start a new life. But instead, she takes to alcohol and 6 months later succumbs to liver failure.



E-mail: pankaj@pennywisefilms.com