UNLIMITED GIRLS

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Director:    Paromita Vohra,Producer: Sakshi

Camera:  Mrinal Desai
Editing:   Jabeen Merchant
Sound:    Subir Das FORMATS: All

Digital Video,94 min

English, Hindi, Marathi

VERSIONS: English subtitles UnLimited Girls is an exploration of engagements with feminism in contemporary urban India. It is told through the conversations of a narrator called Fearless who starts accidentally in a chatroom and embarks on a journey where she encounters diverse characters – feminists who remember the songs and actions of the Indian women’s movement, yuppies who discuss their modern marriage, a policeman writing films for “women’s upliftment”,  women shopping at a bra sale,   college kids practicing a dance,  teachers who feel girls must not take injustice – or break a home;  a woman cab driver,  a priest,  academics, activists, and unseen but much-heard women like Atilla_the_Nun, ChamkiGirl and Devi_is_a_Diva, in a feminist chatroom – all talking of their engagements with feminism and its place in their lives today. The film uses a personally reflective tone and playfully eclectic form, mixes non-fiction and fiction, to ask questions about feminism in our lives: why must women lead double lives, being feminist but not saying they are. How do we remain politically engaged as individuals who will not join groups? If feminism changes the way we live, then do we change the meaning of feminism as we live it? And then how do we separate true feminists from false ones? Will X-ray vision work better, or female intuition – or is there a common set of principles in this multiply interpreted philosophy? How do we make sense of love and anger, doubt and confusion, the personal and the political  in this enterprise of pushing the boundaries, of being un-limited – the enterprise we call feminism. UnLimited Girlsis set in urban India, but its themes resonate in the lives of people all over the world who have sampled the fruits of feminism, along with its dilemmas; who have asked the questions which have reshaped their lives and changed the world.

Filmmaker/s Bio Note/s:

Paromita Vohra is a Bombay based filmmaker, writer and teacher. She has directed several award winning documentaries including Q2P, Where’s Sandra, Unlimited Girls, Cosmopolis: Two Tales of A City, A Woman’s Place, Annapurna; and written the Documentaries Skin Deep, A Few Things I Know About Her and If You Pause: In a Museum of Craft (co-writer) and the Feature Film Khamosh Pani. Her fiction and non-fiction writing has been published in numerous anthologies and journals.

AWARDS AND FESTIVALS

AWARDS: Women’s News Award (WFFIS, Seoul) and Aaina Film Festival Award

FESTIVALS:Persistence/Resistance 2008, Cine 2007, Lille 3000, 2006, Aaina Film Festival, Bhuvaneshwar, 2006, Women’s Film Festival in Seoul,2005, Tongues of Fire, 2004, Seoul Human Rights Festival, 2004, Bollywood and Beyond, Stuttgart, 2004, Another World is Breathing, World Social Forum, 2004 Kara Film Festival, 2003, Bangladesh International Film Festival, 2003, Trivandrum International Video Festival, 2003, Another World Film Festival, Asia Social Forum, 2003

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