PLEASE ARREST ME

Short List
TitlePLEASE ARREST ME
BrandRIT FOUNDATION
Product / ServiceGENDER EQUALITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS
CategoryB07. Not-for-profit / Charity / Government
EntrantOGILVY SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE
Idea Creation OGILVY SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE
PR OGILVY SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE
Production KNIGHTS MEDIA & FILMS Mumbai, INDIA
Production 2 EDITMACHINE Gorizia, ITALY
Production 3 1908 SCORING STUDIOS Los Angeles, USA
Production 4 CREAM DIRECTORS London, UNITED KINGDOM

Credits

Name Company Position
Nicolas Courant Ogilvy Singapore Chief Creative Officer
Eugene Cheong Ogilvy Singapore Creative
Guilherme Camargos Ogilvy Singapore Creative Director
Aritra Dutta Ogilvy Singapore Associate Creative Director
Jonathan Ollivier Ogilvy Singapore Associate Creative Director
Alessandro Agnellini Ogilvy Singapore Associate Creative Director
Vinicius Cunha Ogilvy Singapore Associate Creative Director
Kevin Wijaya Ogilvy Singapore Senior Art Director
Winona Wee Ogilvy Singapore Copywriter
Alvin Chin Ogilvy Singapore Regional Head of Creative Services
Amanda Devarajan Ogilvy Singapore Copywriter
Xavier Mairesse Knights Media & Films Director
Bijal Sunil Majithia Knights Media & Films Line Producer
Lorenzo Colugnati Knights Media & Films Editor
Sacha Chaban 1908 Scoring Studios Music Director
Sameer Lukka Knights Media & Films Protagonist
Sai Gunuranjan Knights Media & Films Director Of Photography
Jaspreet Ranjan Knights Media & Films Editor
Tarun Jain Knights Media & Films Producer
Anirudh Dhanak Knights Media & Films Producer
Rahul Dhir Knights Media & Films Producer
Ritu Bhardwaj Knights Media & Films Researcher
Nicolas Koon Lim Hogarth Singapore Editor
Abdul Rahim Hogarth Singapore Producer

Write a short summary of what happens in the film

Sameer a social activist turned himself into the police, pretending he raped his wife. Within minutes, he was freed. We captured the whole process — from him interviewing lawyers, victims, and women on the street, to him going into the police station with hidden cameras and having authorities say that raping your wife is not a crime.

Cultural / Context information for the jury

Some say religion and tradition play a part and India is one of the most patriarchal societies in the world. While most countries have been progressing towards gender equality, India still lags behind. Despite movements like #metoo and celebrities speaking up for the cause in the country, there are still various laws and social rules that place women below men in terms of rights and hierarchy. RIT Foundation is an Indian NGO fighting for women’s rights. One of their biggest challenges is marital rape. India is one of the few countries in the world where it is legal for a man to rape his wife. Despite stats saying 2 in 3 Indian wives are raped by their spouses, lawmakers don’t see the need to prioritise it. We need to create a campaign that sparks conversation within society to pressure authorities to review rape laws.

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