Indian investigative film gets internatinal honour

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New Delhi, Jul 24 (UNI) Indian journalist and documentary filmmaker Rohit Gandhi has been nominated for the prestigious Emmy Award in the 'Outstanding Investigative Journalism-Long Form category for his film 'Who cares about girls'.

The film, which is about the evil of child slavery and child labour, has been produced in collaboration with the National Geographic Film and Television, New York.

The Emmy's award nominees were announced in New York last week.

''It took me about four months to produce this film, and the project took me to different locations in India. The idea was to expose the child labour in India, a problem which we know but most often refuse to recognise,'' Gandhi told UNI.

The story revolves around not only the girls stuck in slavery but also those who had been able to break-free He said during the shooting, he had to do a few undercover operations, but those were not directed against any individual but at exposing the larger problem.

One of the main characters of the film is a Nepalese girl who was a sex worker at the age of nine, but has now become an activist helping other girls to get out of the flesh trade.

The film is part of the ongoing efforts of Gandhi to work on the problem of child abuse. Earlier this year, he produced a film on child brides which won him the prestigious Edward Murrow award.

Gandhi is currently working as an international correspondent for the Canadian Broadcasting.


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