This film documents the choices these women make while choosing a partner and dilemmas originating from them. How social expectation influences their freedom and how do they navigate through the issue of sexuality.
Directed by AMAN KALEEM; Producer & Commissioning Editor – RAJIV MEHROTRA, PSBT
• Documentary Tirana International Film Festival, Albania
• Afghanistan International Women Film Festival, Kabul
• Ekurhuleni International Film Festival, Benoni, South Africa
• International Festival of Short Films on Culture and Tourism, Jaipur
Aman Kaleem is a young filmmaker based in New Delhi. She is a Young India Fellow and a film graduate from AJK MCRC, Jamia. Shaadi, Sex aur Parivaar is her first independent documentary. She loves to tell stories of women and their daily dilemmas. Her characters evolve as a reflection of women she has interacted with, while growing up in ten different cities across India. Making films on women is her process of finding her own voice through the collective narratives.
Rajiv Mehrotra, is an independent filmmaker and Managing Trustee of PSBT. His work has won more than two hundred awards and has had more than fourteen hundred film festival screenings. He is Trustee and Secretary of The Foundation for Universal Responsibility of HH the Dalai Lama established with the Nobel Peace Prize. Rajiv’s nine books have been published in 50 editions/languages.
PSBT (The Public Service Broadcasting Trust)
The Public Service Broadcasting Trust, India, commissions, produces and mentors 50+ independent documentary films a year. Our work wins international critical claim. Thus far, on an average, for every film we support, there are two film festival selections by professional juries around the world and we win an award for every two to three of them.
We are a not-for-profit based in New Delhi that works to create and sustain a credible independent niche space for public service broadcasting in India. We work with extremely modest budgets and technologies, about two thirds of our filmmakers are starting out talents from across the country, fifty per cent are women.
We have been/ are primarily funded by Prasar Bharati, India’s national public broadcaster via its television wing Doordarshan (DD) and before this, the External Publicity and Public Diplomacy Division of the Ministry of External Affairs, the Films Division and private Foundations.
PSBT is managed by a core Programme Team that includes Executive Producers Tulika Srivastava and Ridhima Mehra with Sandeep Bhatt and others . It is overseen by a distinguished Board of Trustees who include Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Fali Nariman, Kiran Karnik, Mrinal Sen, Shyam Benegal, Sharmila Tagore, Sunita Narain, and CEO, Prasar Bharati.
CAMERA: Nenio Pfuzeh , Aman Kaleem
EDITING: Pradeep Kumar Singh, Nenio Pfuzeh
SOUND: Mohak Pajni
Produced by PSBT in partnership with Doordarshan
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