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Our Daughters

Our Daughters

by Tahrima Khan, Abu Shahed Emon

Our Daughters is a story of those girls who play football and not only win the match but also save themselves from social odds like child marriage.

Monalisa women’s sports academy is a girls’ sports facility run by Kamrunnahar Munni (34), who teaches at a government primary school. At this moment, there are 32 girls getting training; their age ranges from 12 to 18. Their primary focus is playing Football. The motto of this academy is playing a sport can boost a girl’s self-esteem and have a better future. However, Bangladeshi society, especially the rural ones, is not yet ready to accept this. These footballing girls are always facing different challenges in the community. Though, this team has achieved much and won many matches. Society still lacks the enthusiasm to accept that their daughters can play and win Football’s beautiful game. Despite facing diverse social, family barriers, and financial hardships, these girls aim to make themselves better sportspeople and create their physical and mental development. They are making themselves more strong to stop their child marriage through this process. This society has yet to think giving birth to a girl is a burden. But these girls are fighting every day to become worthy for themselves, their families, and society.

Tahrima Khan
Tahrima Khan

Director

Abu Shahed Emon
Abu Shahed Emon

Producer

Project Status
  • Early Production
Participating Lab
  • Creative Producing Lab
Completion:

Jun 2023

Length:

90 mins.

Production Company:

Batayan Productions (Bangladesh), Golpo Rajjo Films (Bangladesh)