In the time of #MeToo and the growing global women’s rights movement, comes the story of GEETA, who from humble beginnings in the urban slums of Agra, India, has more reason than most to fight for change! After her husband tried to kill Geeta and her three daughters because she didn’t give birth to any sons, Geeta’s fight against gendered-violence has catapulted her onto the national stage in India, and made her one of Asia’s leading anti-acid activists. But the story of Geeta is more than a portrait of a growing movement in India, it is also a portrait of a woman and her family as they too have to confront what it really means to create change. Just like the global sensation of Malala in 2015, Geeta offers true insight into what it really takes to create grassroots change.
Emma Macey-Storch is a multi-award winning Australian director working across projects spanning documentary, fiction and community development. Her work is best known for its breathtaking and compelling narratives that take audiences to the heart of some of the worlds most pressing social issues. Emma is the winner of Australia’s inaugural Ferguson Film Prize for a first time fiction or non-fiction feature film director that adds a new, distinct voice to Australia’s national film identity. Her first feature documentary, Geeta, is a powerful portrait of two acid attack survivors journey to overcome violence, the enduring power of love, and the every day heroism that creates change.