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Godrej India Culture Lab presents Fields of Dreams – Football Girl Power in India!

Building up to Women’s Day 2017, the Godrej India Culture Lab is hosting the Fields of Dreams – a special event about how sports, and football in particular, can bring about social change.

Last year P.V. Sindhu smashed her way to a silver medal at the Rio Olympics. Sakshi Malik’s bronze was won through hard fought battles on the wrestling mat, while Dipa Karmakar’s Produnova vault at the same games had the whole world cheering for her. Sport is a test of human endurance, of pushing our physical and mental selves to the limit. In India, from the Olympics to Dangal, sport is now also a powerful tool to bring about change in gender attitudes.

Friday, March 3 at 5pm will see the world premiere of Field of Dreams. This touching documentary by Minnie Vaid follows a school principal and a soccer coach who are using football to change the lives of young girls in Jalna district in Maharashtra. This will be followed by the screening of Under the Open Sky, a documentary by Shilpa Phadke, Nikhil Titus and Faiz Ullah, about a girls’ football initiative that begins to claim open public spaces to play in Mumbai’s Mumbra suburb.

These movie premieres will be followed by a panel discussion with all the filmmakers.

The event will be held on Friday, March 3 at 5pm at the India Culture Lab at Godrej One, Pirojshanagar, Vikhroli East, Mumbai.

To register go to http://indiaculturelab.org/events/book-and-film-club/fields-of-dreams-/

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