SOC Films’ latest animated short highlights domestic violence. Having launched a public service campaign Aagahi to educate women about their legal rights in Pakistan, SOC films, helmed by documentary film maker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, brings out the second animated short as part of the initiative. The latest short highlights the issue of domestic violence, which is very common in Pakistan.
With Aamina Sheikh on the vocals, the recently released animation is divided into two parts. The first video explains what domestic violence is and how to identify different forms of abuse such as physical, sexual, psychological, and economic abuse. Also, how to detect when and if someone around is suffering from abuse. The second part informs viewers on how to seek protection against domestic violence. With the purpose of educating women on the various steps one can take to protect themselves, the video speaks about filing an FIR, seeking a protection order, visiting a medico-legal center at a government hospital, or seeking refuge at a shelter if needed. The video also shares contact information of various helplines, counseling services, shelters, and legal support services that are available to survivors of domestic violence in Pakistan.
Aagahi is a series of 14 short animated films produced by SOC Films. The first short was released earlier this month and aimed to educate women on how to file an FIR.