Pari is a young girl whose dream of being a pilot is crushed when she is forced into child marriage.
Her story, told in animated film ‘SITARA’ by Academy and Emmy Award-winning director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, is the story of 12 million girls around the world who are married off as child brides every year. The short film was made in collaboration with CHIME FOR CHANGE, and supports Equality Now and ‘Girls Not Brides’ in an effort to bring an end to child marriage.
Accompanying the film’s debut, CHIME FOR CHANGE launched a campaign around the theme #LetGirlsDream to coincide with International Day of the Girl on October 11. Visitors to LetGirlsDream.org
are encouraged to share their dreams and to call on the global community to help break down the barriers that keep so many girls and women from pursuing theirs.
They join many creatives and collaborators of Gucci and CHIME FOR CHANGE who shared their dreams including Creative Director Alessandro Michele, author Cleo Wade, Gucci CEO and president Marco Bizzarri, Yasmeen Hassan, global executive director of Equality Now, artist Nourie Flayhan and activist Adam Eli.