Slaughtered Dream (Understanding woman & child trafficking in Assam), a documentary film on women and child trafficking was screened at Jyoti Chitraban in Guwahati on Sunday.
The documentary film follows the story of Reema Teron, portrayed in her own words, about how she was offered a job which resulted in her becoming a victim of trafficking, and how she managed to escape the clutches of evil and live to tell her story.
Other survivors, victims and their families, alleged traffickers, and other stakeholders also tell their stories, which support and elaborate more about the spread and the scary scale of human trafficking in Assam. It also talks about social stigma attached to the survivors of trafficking in our society. The film, towards the end, focuses on the awareness, prevention and rehabilitation measures taken up by different NGOs.
The film ends with a message from Reema, warning other people in similar situations not to fall prey to the promises of lurking traffickers. Narrative asks the audience to come forward and help take measures to prevent trafficking and provide the girls with a better future.
The film is produced by Dr Sunita Changkakoti, under the banner of Balimahi production and is directed by Angshu M Kakati. The chief guest for the evening was Hrishikesh Goswami, Media Advisor to the Chief Minister of Assam. Speaking on the occasion and after hearing to the torture meted out to the victims, Goswami assured all help from the State government’s side and also promised to take up the matter with the Chief Minister, a press release stated.