SheWrite

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English (subtitled), 55 min, 2005, India

'SheWrite' weaves together the narratives and work of four Tamil women poets. Salma negotiates subversive expression within the tightly circumscribed space allotted to a woman in a small town. For Kuttirevathi, solitude is a crucial creative space from where her work resonates. Her anthology entitled 'Breasts' (2003) became a controversial work that elicited hate mail, obscene calls and threats. Malathy Maitri's poems attempt to explore and express feminine power and spaces. Sukirtharani writes of desire and longing, celebrating the body in a way that affirms feminine empowerment. The film traverses these diverse modes of resistance, through images and sounds that evoke the universal experiences of pain, anger, desire and transcendence.

 
Producer:
School of Media and Cultural Studies, TISS
 
Creative Crew
Camera:
K. P. Jayasankar
Editing:
Anjali Monteiro, K. P. Jayasankar
Sound:
Elangovan R.
Music:
S. L. Vaidyanathan
 
Awards and Screenings:

 
Best documentary Prize, IV Three Continents International Documentary Festival, Venezuela, 2005
Indian Documentary Producers Association Awards 2005: Technical Award for Sound Design and Technical Award for Cinematography
 
Screenings
12th  Festival Internazionale Cinema Delle Donne (12th International Women’s Film Festival), Turin, 2005
Film South Asia, Kathmandu, 2005
Platforma (2005), Athens
Karafilm Festival, Karachi, 2005
Madurai Film Festival, Madurai, 2005
Ethnographic Film Festival of Montreal, Canada, 2005