Issue Date: Jan 31, 1998
While working on a project in the hills of Nepal a few years back, Delhi-based journalist Ruchira Gupta noticed a strange phenomenon. "Many villages in the hills had no woman in the age group of 15-45 years." When she asked, the villagers told her that they had gone to work in Mumbai.
Trailing these women Ruchira, 33, came to Mumbai's red light area. This led her to making her debut film -- a documentary titled Selling of Innocents. Made for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the film won the Emmy award in the news and journalism section for the year 1997.
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