Road to Vrindavan Documentary


Tradition and progress collide as a former Hare Krishna monk journeys across India to meet two young women breaking free from the limitations society imposes on them.

HELP GET THE FILM OVER THE LINE

I will be so grateful if you can support the completion and promotion of this film in whatever way you can so that together we can help influence change and ensure more girls in India get the opportunity to pursue their dreams.

I need to raise £75,000 by the end of October 2019 so we can keep the editing on track and submit the finished film to the key festivals before the end of the year.



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Ravinol, film maker and former monk

Ravinol, film maker and former monk

The Road to Vrindavan is a feature length documentary about one man’s journey to understand the multiple challenges girls in India face today, including child marriage, sexual violence and a lack of access to education.

Award winning film-maker and former Hare Krishna monk, Ravinol Chambers, travels along the west coast of India on a three-wheeled tuktuk on an incredible journey of discovery leading him to the sacred village of Vrindavan, where he once studied the ancient books of wisdom twenty years earlier.

Ravinol has to grapple with the iniquities of his former life as a monk and his current life as a film-maker and family man and question why culture and religion impose such regressive attitudes towards girls.

The journey culminates in Ravinol’s meeting with Rashmi and Anuradha, two young women who have experienced the repressive patriarchy first hand.

Rashmi, fighting for her education in Vrindavan as she struggles with her father’s pressures to get her married at 14 years old.

Rashmi, fighting for her education in Vrindavan as she struggles with her father’s pressures to get her married at 14 years old.

Anuradha, fighting for her life in Vrindavan as her father locks her up and pushes her to consider the unthinkable.

Anuradha, fighting for her life in Vrindavan as her father locks her up and pushes her to consider the unthinkable.


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Rashmi and Anuradha’s lives have been mapped out for them; their opinions considered unimportant, they are set to be married off at 14 years old, cutting their education short.

Against all odds, they and others are stepping into positions of leadership, challenging the traditional thinking so engrained in society and paving the way for other girls to realise their full potential.

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Ravinol in Vrindavan in 1997, studying the ancient Indian books of wisdom

Ravinol in Vrindavan in 1997, studying the ancient Indian books of wisdom

Road to Vrindavan is a story about overcoming deeply entrenched social, cultural and religious beliefs to help create a fairer world for women and girls.

This is a journey of adventure, danger, hope and transformation.


how you can help

We did two trips around India, one in November 2016 and the second in Oct 2018 and the filming is now complete.

I really need your support to finish the editing of the film to a world-class standard, submit it to international festivals and promote it as widely as possible so we can draw more attention to this issue.

Your funds will be used to finish editing the film, including professional color grading, audio mastering, creating a powerful title sequence, creation of stylized graphics for key statistics as well as marketing and promotion of the film to key decision-makers and audiences internationally.

I need to raise £75,000 by the end of October 2019 so we can keep the editing on track and submit the finished film to the key festivals before the end of the year.

I will be so grateful if you can support the completion and promotion of this film in whatever way you can so that together we can help influence change and ensure more girls get the opportunity to pursue their dreams.

(10% of all funds raised will go directly to sponsoring a girl’s education in Vrindavan through our partner charity FFLV).

Please share the campaign and contribute in whatever way you can!

Thank you so much in advance!

Ravinol

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