SECRET SUPERSTAR - Women's Herstory Month

Women's Herstory Month

Produced by Aamir Khan

Sunday, March 18 Bagels 9:30am Film 10:30am | Members $11 | Public $16
Discussion and Q & A to follow the film with Sunita T. Mahtani, Program Manager at Girls Inc. &  Jasia Mirza, Program Director of DHF
Neelofer Chaudry, Executive Director of DHF,  will introduce and moderate the discussion

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Insia, a young Muslim girl, aspires to be a singer but faces restrictions under her conservative father. She posts videos of her talent online, going viral and catches the attention of another musician.

In celebration of International Women's Day and Women's History Month, Join Domestic Harmony Foundation as we seek to empower women and girls for lives of distinction and dreams fulfilled. When girls succeed, everyone succeeds.

In this entertaining Bollywood movie produced by and starring Aamir Khan, 14 year old Insia (Zaira Wasim) dreams of being a singer. Her mother Najma (Meher Vij) supports her aspirations, but her father forbids them with an iron fist. Determined, Insia posts anonymous videos of her talent and goes viral, catching the eye of a notorious musician (Khan). How will she make her dreams come true? This warm coming-of-age story deals with social issues including feminism, gender equality, and domestic violence. (India, 2017, 150 min., NR, Hindi with English subtitles| Dir. Advait Chandan)

Domestic Harmony is a community-based, non-profit organization created in response to the social, emotional, and psychological needs of a growing South Asian, Middle Eastern, and Muslim community in Long Island. Although DHF works mainly with Muslim women who are victims of domestic violence, these services are available to individuals irrespective of creed, culture, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation. | Helpline: 516-385-8292