Aishwarya Shetty joined Teach For India with a mission, to change the world through education. Except her world is the most orthodox Muslim neighborhood in India, she has 2 years, and her biggest problem is her own identity. That of a young Hindu woman. As she struggles against the families that do not value education as a tool, she finds herself in a world stuck in time, refusing to accept the ways of modern society. All, as she battles society’s largest inequality, education. One classroom at a time.

Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor: Athyunnath Eleti

Composer: Jennifer Rowekamp and Paul Jacob Kneusel

Below is the full film, as it was shown at the NYU School of Journalism’s News and Documentary Film Festival. It is password protected so as to prevent downloading and prevent a public screening as it’s still being sent to festivals.

This limited release will be available for the next few days.

You can watch the video by entering the password: education

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