SuPWR Output

Child marriage

Anjali: A Dalit girl’s story of resilience

Education plays a key role in the fight against child marriage, especially when it comes to extremely marginalised communities like Dalits who face intergenerational trauma and gender-based violence. The struggles faced by the Dalit community can be better understood through intersectionality, where they face multiple backlashes from their family and wider community due to their positioning in society.

Anjali, a girl in her early 20s, who stopped her own child marriage, always wanted to stand on her own two feet. The only way she knows she can break from the shackles of child marriage is through education.

This documentary film is produced by BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), Brac University in collaboration with the Bangladeshi local organisation Dalit – Hope for the Oppressed under the ‘Sustaining Power: Women’s Struggles against contemporary backlash in South Asia’ (SuPWR) project.

The support of the Economic and Social Research Council (UK) is greatfully acknowledged.

Director & Producer:
Syed Md. Wadudul Islam

Cinematographer & Editor:
Mazhar Ronni

Line Producer:
Nuha Annoor Pabony

Research Team:
Nuha Annoor Pabony
Iffat Jahan Antara
Khan Tahdia Tasnim

Technical Assistant:
Farabi Islam Chamak

Abdur Rohim