Inside Out

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English (subtitled), 26 min, 2010, India

This film was born out of the angst that even in the 21st century, in a city as liberal and safe as Mumbai, women’s access to public space is limited and largely relegated to the sphere of purposefulness. But what happens when one just wants to be? Can a woman ever access public space as freely and completely as a man? The film brings out, amongst other things, the experiences of a young muslim girl, who grapples with such notions and talk in a sense, of a universal experience of all women, and addresses what the filmmakers see as a need to just experience the city purposelessly and in doing so, the need to reclaim, or perhaps claim for the first time, an unfettered access to public space. 

School of Media and Cultural Studies, TISS
Creative Crew
Divya Cowasji, Shilpi Gulati
Divya Cowasji, Shilpi Gulati
Divya Cowasji, Shilpi Gulati
Divya Cowasji, Shilpi Gulati
Awards and Screenings:

2nd Best Film in non-fiction category, Mis-en-Scene International Film Festival, I.P. College, Delhi, 2011
Silver Award for Best student non-fiction film, IDPA Award of Excellence, 2011
Special Jury Award, Script International Film Festival, 2012
Screened at:
Cut.In Students Film Festival, 2011
Womens Voices Now, an online film festival, 2011
4th International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kerala, 2011
pEtE Maatu - International Film Festival of short films and documentaries, Bangalore Film 
Society, Bangalore, 2011
Abhivyakti Film Festival, Bihar, 2010
Gran Kinos ’11 - 3rd National Film Festival for Students, Vijaywada, 2011