Anjali Monteiro & K.P. Jayasankar

Anjali Monteiro | K.P. Jayasankar

She Write

Year: 2005 Language: Tamil Subtitles: English Duration: 55 mins

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) elicited hate mail, obscene calls and threats. The fact that women poets are exploring themes such as desire and sexuality been opposed by some Tamil film lyricists, who have gone on record with threats of death and violence. This has been resisted by a collective of poets and artists called Anangu (Woman). Malathy Maitri is a founder member of Anangu. Her poems explore feminine power and spaces. Sukirtharani writes of desire and longing, celebrating the body and 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.

Awards

Best documentary Prize, IV Three Continents International Documentary Festival, Venezuela, 2005

Gold for Sound Design and Silver for Cinematography, Indian Documentary Producers Association Awards, 2005

Festival Selection

12th International Women’s Film Festival, Turin, 2005

Film South Asia, Kathmandu, 2005

Kara Film Festival, Karachi, 2005

Platforma, Athens, 2005

Madurai Film Festival, 2005

Ethnographic Film Festival of Montreal, Canada, 2005

Vibgyor Film Festival, Trichur, Kerala, 2006

Panithirai International Documentary Film Festival, Chennai, 2006

IAWRT Film Festival, New Delhi, 2006

Beyond Bollywood, Stuttgart, 2006

Ethnofest, Berlin, 2006

Festival of Visual Culture, Joensuu, Finland, 2006

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