KICKING BALLS

Director(s): Vijayeta Kumar
Producer(s): Guneet Monga, Ashvini Yardi and Achin Jain (Sikhya Entertainment and Viniyard Films)

2021 | 36 min | India
Languages: Hindi

Each year, 12 million girls are married before the age of 18. That is 23 girls every minute. In three small villages in Rajasthan, a non-profit org is trying to change this. Through football. 200 teenage girls playing and training regularly. What sets them apart is, that almost all of them are child brides. The film explores their sisterhood and journey. Football has given them the confidence, ¬≠independence and agency to stand up to the patriarchy and say no to child marriages. Many have fought to get their marriages annulled. Some have staunchly refused to go to the husband’s home. What the future holds for these little girls, nobody knows. But for now, they are in charge, confident, and love kicking balls!