Director: Pushpa Rawat, Anupama Srinivasan
English (subtitled), 56 min, 2012, India
A still from Nirnay

The film is Pushpa’s journey as she tries to make sense of her own life and that of her women friends. Set in a lower middle class colony in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, it explores the lives of women, who are young, educated and bright, but feel bound and helpless when it comes to taking any major decision regarding their lives. Following their lives over three years, the film documents the changes in their lives and tries to capture the essence of their existence, sometimes through conversations and sometimes by simply observing their seemingly innocuous everyday routines.

Producer: Public Service Broadcasting Trust
Director: Pushpa Rawat, Anupama Srinivasan
Camera: Pushpa Rawat
Editing: Anupama Srinivasan
Sound: Pushpa Rawat, Asheesh Pandya
  • Pramod Pati Award for the “Most Innovative Film”, Mumbai International Film Festival, 2014
Select Screenings:
  • Official Selection, 10th World Film – Tartu Festival of Visual Culture, Estonia, 2013
  • Official Selection, Documentary Competition, 7th John Abraham National Awards, Signs, 2013
  • Chennai International Human Rights Film Festival, 2013
  • Our Lives...To Live, No! to Gender Violence Film Festival, Delhi, 2012
About the Director:

Anupama Srinivasan is a freelance filmmaker based in Delhi. She did her BA in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University where she also got an opportunity to take courses in still photography and non fiction filmmaking. Later she studied film direction at the Film and Television Institute of India. She has been making documentaries and short films for over a decade on diverse themes such as gender, music and education. Her films have been screened at various film festivals including Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, FIPA Biarritz, Mumbai International Film Festival and Kara Filmfest. She is currently the Festival Director of the IAWRT Asian Women's Film Festival and the Associate Course Director of the Creative Documentary Course at the Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts & Communication.

Posted by Magic Lantern Movies LLP on February 2, 2014
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