It's an unbelievable story of success - 15 years after their foundation, the Women for Justice have conquered the indian State Gujarat where they are engaged in more than 50 women's courts. And they still have more than enough justice to be done: Forced marriages, domestic violence, over 100000 wives killed by fire in so called "household accidents" every year – in India, violence against women is omnipresent and nearly all women, independent of class, caste or religion are affected. Police and the "normal" Justice authorities hardly give any protection or aid. That's why the Women for Justice are often the last hope for the victims of violence against women.
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"Heartfelt thanks for your film which touched me very much." Peter Lilienthal, Price Winner of the Berlinale’s Golden Bear and of the German Film Award
"With the intimate feel of a documentary and the audacious storytelling of a Werner Herzog's film, Women for Justice delivers a complex and nuanced take on an issue of international importance." CinéWomen
"A wonderful and encouraging example for women‘s initiatives against violence." Yakin Ertürk, Former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women
"Finally good news about India!"
Ujjwal Bhattacharya, Deutsche Welle
Runtime: 53 Minutes, Ratio: 16:9, HD, Germany 2014, Directors: Daniel Burkholz and Sybille Fezer, camera: daniel Burkholz, Interviews: Sybille Fezer, Sound: Daniel Burkholz, Editor: Jan-Malte Enning, Postproducer: Jan-Malte Enning, www.roadside-dokumentarfilm.de