My Dream

The film is about how a 14-year-old girl feels neglected by her parents, finds solace in a boy her age and impulsively decides to elope with him, as she fears that her parents might get her forcibly married. How does her relationship with her parents improve? How does she learn to dream big and find the zest to follow her dream, letting go of her decision to elope.

  • Latha Krishna
    "A Different Language" -Winner of CANNES Corporate and Media Award, "When the Gods Dance" - Winner of Creative Excellence award at US. International Film and Video Festival, Illinois
  • Latha Krishna
    "The Ascent" - one of 3 winners at the Canadian Wildsound feature length screenplay contest
  • Dr. Mohana Krishnaswamy
    "How they left Hell behind"- Award winner from Graduate Women International (formerly known as International Federation of University Women, IFUW)
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    24 minutes 20 seconds
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    September 8, 2020
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Director Biography - Latha Krishna


•EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of 58-year-old media production house Krishnaswamy associates private Limited and you tube channel Indian Imprints.
• DIRECTOR of 6 popular Television serials – 3 Fiction series, 2 Culture series and 1 Infotainment series for Singapore TV-12, Doordarshan, Jaya TV, and Vijay TV.
• WINNER of “Best Research Award” from the First Hermetic Film Festival, Venice in 2021 as Writer and Director of 50-minute research documentary titled “VEDIC GPS”
• WINNER of the CANNES CORPORATE and MEDIA AWARD as Writer and Director of the film “A Different Language’ on hearing impaired children in 2018.
•WINNER of CREATIVE EXCELLENCE AWARD at the US Internation al Film & Video Festival, Illinois, as Director of the Culture series ‘WHEN THE GODS DANCE’ in 1999.
• WINNER of CREATIVE EXCELLENCE AWARD at the US International Film & Video Festival, Illinois, as Choreographer and Performer for the dance ballet ‘SAVITRI’ in 1995.
• One of three WINNERS of the CANADIAN WILDSOUND SCREENPLAY AWARD as Screen writer for the Feature length Screenplay titled “THE ASCENT” in the contest in Oct 2009.

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Director Statement

The film is part of an awareness campaign conducted by UNICEF and State Resource center, Chennai, to stop child marriage. Despite laws against it, the practice of child marriage is still widespread in certain areas of Tamil Nadu, a state in southern India.
Between January and July 2020, Tamil Nadu alone received 2666 distress calls to helpline to stop child marriage. The key reason being the relationship gap between the child and her parents. Either the child tries to elope in the fear that parents may get her married or the parents forcefully marry the child in the fear that she may elope with someone outside her caste.
The film has been extensively used in the villages and smaller cities of Tamil Nadu as part of training modules, designed to create awareness among school kids, parents, teachers and social workers who conduct these programs, and has produced visible change.