Independent film is a change agent for advocacy, empowerment, and community. By creating stories that represent real-world issues and underrepresented narratives, storytelling can illuminate and alleviate at the same time.
“Designed by Preeti” is a film that centers around a South Asian Woman’s own heroic journey of standing up to social stigmas, Domestic Violence, and recognizing her personal strength. The story unfolds through a South Asian immigrant lens but is very universal to any Woman who has triumphantly left a toxic environment and reclaimed her power and happiness.
The film’s heroine Preeti travels from abuse to empowerment while rebuilding her relationship with her young Daughter, and bridging the generational gap through music and design. At the end of the film, both are transformed for the better. This is a story of resilience and relationships between an Immigrant Mother and an American Daughter of an Immigrant.
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, “In the United States, more than 10 million adults experience domestic violence annually. If each of these adults experienced only one incidence of violence, an adult in the US would experience violence every three seconds. However, because domestic violence is a pattern, many experiences repeated acts of abuse annually, so an incident of abuse happens far more frequently than every three seconds.”
There is an absolute need for raising awareness and advocating against Domestic Violence. Your support for this film ensures the film’s impact goal of community outreach and advocacy.
The Executive Producer Rashmi Rustagi has partnered with NARIKA, and MAITRI to raise awareness for their dedicated work in rebuilding the lives of domestic violence survivors. Along with supporting Narika, the film aims to launch community engagement to help counter and prevent domestic violence.
Through this film, we will pay it forward via community engagement and educational initiatives to help counter and prevent domestic violence.
Your support for this film helps Independent cinema tell a story of reclamation and empowerment, a narrative for impact.