Girl Star Bhanwari the Police Woman| 7mins
Director: Pallavi Arora | Producer: Going to School
Focus Years: 2007 | Country: India
Bhanwari is filmed near Bikaner in Rajasthan where the desert winds blow and dry trees stand tall. When Bhanwari was young, girls in her community did not go to school. Bhanwari's father was a teacher, so he knew that it was important for girls to go to school. She belonged to Sansi community where she was treated differently; she had to collect water from a different well. And although she was treated differently, she did manage to complete her education. Bhanwari was married at the age of two and a half years but she did complete her education. Because she completed her education she was able to train and apply for the Police Force. Today she is a police constable and she has a women's desk where she tries to help women with their problems.