“Shaida” is a feature film that tells the true story of Shaida, a 13 year-old girl, kidnapped by her father and taken to Saudi Arabia, where marriage
arrangements are made to her father’s thirty year old cousin. It is a gripping tale that tells how Shaida escapes to return to her home in Canada.
The film will act as a catalyst and is prominent with activist women like Angelina Jolie and Malala to help bring attention to this issue through the media, the UN and other agencies that are trying to improve the conditions of these child brides.
The context for our film is the 60 million little girls in 50 countries who have been married as children. Due to crushing poverty, profound ignorance and senseless tradition, millions of little girls are forced to marry as young as 6 and 7 years of age and their futures are destroyed because they are not valued. There are numerous American mom blogger sites addressing the issue, organizations like the U.N. directing their efforts to help solve the problem and wonderful sites like tooyoungtowed.org dedicated to raise money for young girls around the world. A full multi platform campaign planned with association with charities and news service.