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Kicking Balls
Director: Vijayeta Kumar
Starring: Real Characters in the Village
Run time: 37m
Language: Hindi
Year Made: 2022
Country: USA only

Each year, 12 million girls are married before the age of 18. That is 23 girls every minute. In three small villages in Rajasthan, a non-profit org is trying to change this. Through football. 200 teenage girls playing and training regularly. What sets them apart is, almost all of them are child brides. The film explores their sisterhood and journey.

Football has given them the confidence, independence and agency to stand up to the patriarchy and say no to child marriages.

Many have fought to get their marriages annulled.

Some have staunchly refused to go to the husband’s home.

What the future holds for these little girls, nobody knows. But for now, they are in charge, they are confident, and they love kicking balls!

Director : Vijayeta Kumar