MELBOURNE, 8 March 2022: It’s all set to launch the documentary people have been waiting to see. ‘Geeta’ will hit the big screen at The Astor Theatre on 30 March 2022 at 6.30 pm, followed by a separate After Party. Additional cost/ticket required for AFTER PARTY featuring L-Fresh the Lion and Neetu live performance, DJ, Drinks, Canapés and special presentation is $68/$54 – Additional after party tickets purchased here.
GEETA’ is a vibrant, raw film about a mother’s heartfelt attempt to change her daughter’s destiny after a brutal acid attack. Geeta Mahor was asleep with her three young daughters when her husband, Inderjeet, crept into their room and maliciously threw acid on them. Geeta was badly injured, three-year-old Neetu ended up severely scarred and almost completely blind, and baby Krishna tragically passed away. And the reason Inderjeet gave for the attack was that he was only getting girls. Fast-forward 28 years and Geeta and her daughter Neetu live their lives in the urban slums of Agra with gusto, hope and an uncompromising determination to create lasting societal change. While they battle social ostracism, dispossession and patriarchy, their story is not what you might expect. Ultimately Geeta is about overcoming violence, the power of love, building dreams and the everyday heroism that creates grassroots change.