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Daughters of Destiny: The Journey of Shanti Bhavan

Daughters of Destiny is now a Television Academy Honors recipient

From the Television Academy press release:

The 2018 honorees were selected from a record number of submissions and represent some of the most meaningful and relevant series, programs and documentaries of the past year, including: Andi MackDaughters of DestinyForbidden: Undocumented & Queer in Rural AmericaFull Frontal with Samantha BeeLA 92One Day at a Time, and 13 Reasons Why.

Television Academy Honors celebrates programming across numerous platforms and genres that addresses the complex challenges and important social issues facing society in a compelling and impactful way. Showrunners and producers are honored for channeling the power of television to explore these issues via captivating and thoughtful storytelling that advances positive change. 

Read more here and here. And view Dr. Abraham George and director/producer Vanessa Roth discussing just what this special honor means here.

A Netflix Original Documentary Series:

Daughters of Destiny

The story of five young women and one unique school

View the official trailer below, or watch all four episodes on Netflix now!



Want to see where the girls are now? Learn more about Shanti Bhavan and the Daughters of Destiny by reading our Watch Party Guide.


Missing out on commentary from the series’ Producer and Director? Read all about how Daughters of Destiny came to be in this interview with News Deeply.


Curious about Shanti Bhavan’s model? Listen to Director of Operations Ajit George in his interview with Desi Outsiders.


Still need more? Watch this stop-motion video of Preetha’s poem!



 The Shanti Bhavan model works. You’ve met 5 young women who are uprooting the cycle of poverty, imagine if the world had 5,000 daughters of destiny. Help us scale the Shanti Bhavan model today.

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