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AFTER MY GARDEN GROWS

Megan Mylan, 2014, 9 min

Purcell Carson, editor

**Sundance Film Festival**

www.growagirl.in


The story of Monika Barman, a teenager from rural India growing food to feed her family and the seeds of her own independence in a tiny rooftop garden. Monika is part of a program launched by the West Bengal government and the nonprofit Landesa that teaches basic farming methods to some 40,000 girls in the area. The goals are simple: reduce child marriage, keep the girls in school longer and help them eat better. And farming is the key to reaching those goals.

 

2014 Sundance Film Festival

Indian Theatrical Run, November 2014.