Director: Sumana Mukerjee
Summary: 'Dreamz' is a tapestry of touching stories of 13 women, with abusive and tragic pasts. They are struggling with their broken identities, and yet striving to forge ahead. They are each on their individual path of self-discovery and self-restoration, in an enabling college environment, till one day a common crisis of a friend's accidental death unites them. Along the way, their own inhibitions and insecurities are exposed and we discover the pasts of each of these girls; pasts that affect the way they handle the death of their friend and the subsequent truth behind it. An osmosis of experiences leads to degrees of transcendence and healing in each of them. Based on the true life stories of underprivileged girls from over 22 countries studying on special scholarships at NIILM University in India under the aegis of the Rai Foundation, 'Dreamz' sheds light on the various levels of abuse and discrimination that women, even today, in all parts of the world, experience and endure. The stories of the 13 protagonists cover a cross-section of modern-day concerns such as rape, oppression, humiliation and sexual abuse that thrive as much in urban societies and the developed world much as they do in rural villages and third-world countries.