The film addresses the issue of child marriages.
The film addresses the issue of child marriages.

Sharmeen Obaid's animated short Sitara is all geared up to release on Netflix.

The silent film revolves around a young girl named Pari who dreams about being a pilot but ends up being married off. The story is depicted through the eyes of her younger sister, Mehr.

“Waadi Animations is proud to have created an animated short that is at par with the best of the world and we are delighted that SITARA will be available to a global audience on Netflix. We hope it will lead to thoughtful discussions as we also begin screening the film in schools and community centers around the world. We strongly believe that Investing in the dreams of young girls will lead to a more equitable world.” said Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.

Sitara is slated to be a 2020 release.