Erased

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English (subtitled), 9 min, 2009, India

A street child obsessed with a heroine on a film poster, grappling with his burgeoning sexuality as he stands on the precipice of impending manhood. While selling flowers on the streets of Mumbai he orchestrates encounters with a number of women in order to collect valuables that have a special significance and relationship to his paper goddess. A girl's perfume, a woman's ring, a look or a feel enable him to transform the paper heroine of his fantasies into sensations more tangible. His childlike innocence is slowly erased.
 

 
Producer:
Neha Raheja Thakker
 
Creative Crew
Camera:
Tapan Vyas
Editing:
Neha Raheja Thakker, Saif Azmi
Sound:
Francis Gigool
Music:
Sunil Thakkar
Actors:
Ansar Mohammed Sheikh, Azhar Sheikh, Dimple, Hema Khan, Pranita Rajan, Sunny
 
Awards and Screenings:

Focus Dialogue Prize, 2009 - Sehsuchte, The 38th International Student & Amateur Film Festival, Germany
Special Jury Prize, 2006 - 24x7: Making Movies, India
 
Screened at:
Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council Festival, USA, 2009
Baltimore Women’s Films Festival, USA, 2009
Ahmedabad International Film Festival, India ,2009