Oass ( The Dew Drop ) Screening at Riviera 3 (May 22, Wednesday, 2:00 PM)

Oass - The Dew Drop Screening Invite


When Kiku was 11 years old, her life was like a dream – time spent running around in the fields in her village and playing with her little sister. Like any other girl of her age, she dreamt of a bright future that good education could provide her. This ambition took her all the way to Delhi – only to be sold to a brothel where she was drugged, raped, kicked and punched. Everyday a little more of her soul was crushed.

In the dark corners of the brothel her innocence may have been snatched and shattered, but she sticks to her faith and determination. This movie brings to light the menace of child trafficking and the perils faced by many Kikus across the globe.

Trailer : www.YouTube.com/OassTheFilm


Wednesday May 22, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 3:45 PM CEST
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Riviera 3 
Cannes 06400



Dharmendra Yashovardhan 
+33 760 320 875 
 Director's Note:

Abhinav Shiv Tiwari

Six years ago while I was shooting a short film for the United Nations, I came across young and innocent girls who were rescued from brothels. The girls had faced harrowing incidents while living in despicable conditions. Their life was in shambles. They all bore a very distant and vacant look on their faces.

After interacting with some of the rescued girls I could not sleep for a couple of weeks; eventually I decided that I had to share their experience with the world.  I knew that while their pain and trauma could never be erased, their stories could help by shocking and sensitising people to the menace of Human Trafficking which has spread its tentacles all across the globe.

Several years of research and ten drafts later, I had my screenplay ready with the central character called Kiku. Of course Kiku’s character was inspired by the heroic deeds of the frail 11 year old girl from Nepal whom I had met. “Kiku” had managed to escape the clutches of the trafficking mafia after spending 5 years in living hell. She was now a crusader against Human Trafficking, working for an NGO in India. I had promised that her identity, the main inspiration for my story, would always remain a secret. Her life, as the crusader against girl child trafficking was already in danger and I did not want my story to bring any further untoward attention to her.

I wanted the film to be as close to reality as possible. Even the sub plots in the script are real stories from brothels and the lanes and by-lanes surrounding them. As a team, we want OASS to play a role in bringing the subject of child-trafficking under the global spotlight, engage public reaction and lead to fruitful action.