July 24, 2017 2:45:50 pm
Double Oscar winning composer A.R. Rahman on Monday shared the poster of the Daughters of Destiny, a documentary series to be released via Netflix this upcoming Friday. It features music by Rahman who is popularly referred to as the Mozart of Madras. The tagline of Daughters of Destiny says ‘From Invisible to Unstoppable.’
Directed by Academy award-winning Vanessa Roth, the documentary will focus on Bengaluru-based school Shanti Bhavan, which provides free education to under-privileged children.
The lives of the children studying in this school will be brought to life through this project. The story follows five girls from India’s impoverished families as they study and strive for a brighter future.
Daughters of Destiny tells the story of Shanti Bhavan Children’s Project, which was established in 1997, and is centred in Bengaluru.
Shanti Bhavan dedicates itself for the education of poor Dalit children who have been denied education by upper castes for centuries. Dalits are those people who were not given any position of the Vedic varna system.
— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) July 24, 2017
It supports the education of children who are as young as four year old and gives them financial help throughout college.
It was founded by Dr Abraham George, an Indian American businessman and philanthropist under his NGO The George Foundation.
On the career front, Rahman is busy with Tamil projects Mersal, Sanghamitra and 2.o, apart from world famous Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi’s Beyond the Clouds which stars Shahid Kapoor’s younger brother Ishan Khatter and Malavika Mohanan.
(With inputs from IANS)
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