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Pankaj Johar   |   Canadian Premiere


About the Film

Cecilia investigates the growing problem of child labour trafficking in India through its central characters - a 54 year old housekeeper and her employers. When the 14 year old daughter of Cecilia, the housekeeper, is trafficked and found dead in Delhi, her employers Pankaj and Sunaina decide to help her get justice. As the trio battle corruption at all levels, they find themselves navigating a complex network of cops, traffickers, judges, lawyers, villagers and family members. 



UN Sustainable Development Goal #5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Film Information

Year: 2015
Length: 83min
Language: Hindi with English subtitles
Country: India
Premiere: Canadian
Genre: Civil Rights

Cast & Credits

Director: Pankaj Johar
Producer: Pankaj Johar


Locations & Showtimes


Friday November 18   |   7:50PM


*For those without tickets, there will be a small standby line for this screening.



Join the post-show conversation with local and international artists and experts.



John Winterdyk is a professor with Mount Royal University and has recently served as guest editor for a Special Issue on genocide for the International Criminal Justice Review Journal (2009: 19(2)).  Also co-guest editor (with Philip Reichel) for a special issue on human trafficking for the European Journal of Criminology (2010), Professor Winterdyk also has a forthcoming special guest edited issue on human rights and the criminal justice system for the Pakistan Journal of Criminology (2013) and is a special guest edited issue on crime prevention for the International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies (2013).