Last year I wrote about meeting Aparna Rajawat (On a Mission: Fighting for Women in India) and the work she is doing with Pink Belt Mission in India (Be a Warrior. You Might Just Save a Life). Despite the worldwide lockdown she has been finding ways to continue her important work and is making great strides every day in empowering women of all ages throughout her home country.
Aparna and her Pink Belt team accomplished their goal on February 19, 2020 to set a Guinness Book World Record for the greatest number of people attending and participating in a self-defense lesson. It was an amazing day in so many respects, rewarding a culmination of months and months of hard work to spread the word about Pink Belt and organize a gathering of almost 8,000 people!
John McCrite, film director from California, was in India not only for the Guinness World Record event, but also for several weeks to record Aparna and her team as they visited schools, met with local and government officials, and personally met and counseled thousands of young women to spread the word about the Pink Belt Mission. Every day he and his crew validated how Aparna’s mission was changing lives.
Now almost a year later, the documentary Pink Belt Mission is complete and has been entered into film festivals around the world. Next week it will be part of the 13th Annual Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF) and you can watch it on Tuesday, January 19!
From the JIFF website:
“It is to be mentioned that this time more than 2100 movies from more than 85 countries have been received, of which 266 films from 44 countries will be shown online this year in the festival under the competition category. The screening schedule of the film has been put on the JIFF website (http://jiffindia.org). All movies will be shown on UFO’s Plexigo and its application (app) can be downloaded from Google play store or Apple play store. Plexigo is the exclusive online screener partner of JIFF 2021.”
Per John’s communication, below are directions for how to view the documentary. I have already visited the Plexigo website and it was super easy to register. Here is a screenshot of what I see after logging in and searching for Pink Belt Mission on the App:
13th Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF) from 15 to 19 January 2021
Directions to Register to watch Pink Belt Mission documentary:
OPTION ONE (1)
To watch the films, Download Plexigo App from Google Play Store or Apple App Store, or
OPTION TWO (2)
To watch the films visit/register on www.plexigo.com
After downloading the App or visiting the website – www.plexigo.com, login with your mobile or email ID or both. You will receive an OTP code — enter the OTP. After the OTP verification, you will be logged into the App or the website.
After that you can view the JIFF 2021 films list. Choose and watch films that are available now. For day by day film screening schedule ( with/without synopsis and posters) please visit JIFF’s website: www.jiffindia.org
You MUST REGISTER to be able to watch the film. However, IT’S FREE. NO CHARGES. (You can watch films from 15 to 19 January 2021 but Pink Belt Mission will only be available on January 19.)
I hope you’ll join me in watching Aparna make history all over again, and fingers crossed for John and the Pink Belt Mission documentary to win all number of awards!