Sunday, December 12, 2010
"I am" becaue we are
underscores the point that it is possible to amke a film on child sexual abuse without being voyueristic or sensational, or crude. And that too when it is not a documentary.
Brillinat is the way Onir has captured the little nuances which show the insidious way abus ehappens and impacts.
I am Omar, which followed the same vein of direction, also opened new avenues of understanding of being gay, against the current backdrop of attitudes and the law, in India
The panel discussion moderated by Bharadwaj Rangan , Film Critic, New Indian Express which followed was lively, thought provoking and informative ranging from film based to issue based questions, with active audience particpation and betweeen the panelists - Aniruddh from Shakti Centre, Onir and Arjun Mathur who acts as Omar, Vidya from Tulir and Shaila, Advocate and Legal Scholar Shaila