A film which explores the violent denigration of women is to get it's European premiere at the London International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema.

Bagheera is written, produced and directed by Christopher R. Watson and co-produced by Sakar Raut. 

Shot in Mumbai in a disused Indian shipyard, Bagheera (Preeti Choudhury), is the bright young leader of a Girl Scout troop in India.

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Abducted after a meeting with her pack, she uses the many skills of her achievement badges to combat her assailant, Kaka, (Rajesh Balwani) and serves up a scorching retribution. 

Bagheera takes her name from the Black Panther of Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book. 

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Director Christopher R. Watson said, “I wanted to tell a powerful story about a modern woman which would uplift audiences. Bagheera is a piece of cinema that celebrates the human spirit, by demonstrating the value of common-sense, resourcefulness and courage.” 

Watson has been living in Mumbai, India for the last four years. He is fascinated by Indian culture and his work is focussed on exploring the extraordinary diversity of human experience that he sees throughout Indian culture. 

His next film is also written in Hindi language and is based on the true story of a young woman called Anuradha, which means, and is titled, Goddess of Luck. 

The showing will be at the London International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema Crowne Plaza London Docklands, London, E16 1AL  on Sunday 11th February at 19:45.

Admission to watch the movie is FREE and tickets are on a first come, first served basis from www.filmfestivalinternational.com