Breaking the Barriers

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English (subtitled), 59 min, 1999, India

Domestic violence is one of the gravest and the most pervasive of human right violations. Yet, there is very little by way of response from the community or the State. For this crime is looked upon as a personal matter, not withstanding the fact that for a large number of women, this personal matter translates into a life along 'adjustment' with torture, both mental and physical. For many, this adjustment ends only with the loss of their lives. There have been attempts to mainstream the issue of domestic violence both by the State and the civil society. This film looks at some of these initiatives of the community and the State aimed at breaking the barriers that divide lives into personal and public.

School of Media and Cultural Studies, TISS
Creative Crew
Bharat Ahire, Mukund Sawant
Bharat Ahire, Sushma Narain
Mohan Das V. P.
Awards and Screenings:

Mumbai International Film Festival, India, 2000