The Women Betrayed

Atmaghat
Director:
Sehjo Singh
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English (subtitled), 42 min, 1993, India

In the tribal regions of Jharkhand and Bengal, the people pushed to the wall by the development policies of India, take recourse to the all-pervasive, age-old belief that all miseries are caused by evil spirits invoked by the witches, and helpless women become easy targets. Land hunger is the most common reason, which turns families against each other.

 
Producer:
Sehjo Singh
 
Creative Crew
Camera:
Jugal Debta
Editing:
Renu Saluja
Sound:
Neelkanth
 
Awards and Screenings:

Special Jury Award in Tokyo
National Award for Best film on Social Issues