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Christian Children’s Fund of Canada to screen award-winning doc about a child bride turned taxi driver
By Tyler Knapp, communications intern, Canada
Driving with Selvi is a powerful documentary about Selvi, a child bride who escapes her violent marriage to become South India’s first female taxi driver.
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) invites you to see it for free, June 9. Meet the award-winning director, Elisa Paloschi, and learn more about the work supporters are making possible.
“Selvi’s experience highlights the sad reality too many girls in India and around the world face for countless reasons — tradition, poverty and more. We’re working within vulnerable communities, with various stakeholders, to bring these girls and their rights to the forefront,” explains Patrick Canagasingham, CEO of CCFC. “We’re encouraged by women, like Selvi, who are showing positive change is possible.”
Follow her story. The show starts at 10 a.m. at Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk (5095 Yonge Street, North York). Free parking is available.
Speakers include the director herself, CCFC’s CEO and Dr. Belinda Bennet, CCFC’s chief international program officer and former country director of our India office.
Follow our Facebook event page here. Invite your friends and family, and spread the word about ending child, early and forced marriage. #SelviSays #EndChildMarriage #BelieveYouCanHelp.
About Christian Children’s Fund of Canada:
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) is a child-centred international development organization and a member of ChildFund Alliance. For nearly 60 years, CCFC has worked with children, communities, donors and other partners — changing lives through improved health, education and clean water. CCFC works in 12 countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, to support more than 700,000 children, youth and community members.