The F Word

For the past fifteen years, the filmmaker has been fat, clinically obese. As an independent young woman, the filmmaker’s need to lose weight is resident in an on-going health crisis but is that the only reason? Or does this battle with the bulge have deeper roots and bloodier scars on her personality? This is a journey of self-discovery, of discrimination, conformity, stereotyping and the filmmaker’s negotiation with a bad body image.

Saba Rehman was born and brought up in Delhi, to be precise in a very special part of the city – A Muslim ghetto. A home that got her acquainted with dualities and complications resident in her entire identity, a perfect breeding ground for stories that need to be told. At the age of 20 she started working on documentary films and in a short period of 8 years she has worked on 28 documentaries (shorts and features) as assistant director, script-writer, production manager and also editor. “The F Word” is her first independent documentary film. It is a journey of self-discovery, of discrimination, conformity, stereotyping and the film maker’s own negotiation with a bad body image.
Country
India
Year
2014
Length
52'
Original Language
English, Hindi
Directed By
Saba Rehman
Produced by
Public Service Broadcasting Trust
Edited by
Saba Rehman
Sound
Osama Shaab
Script
Saba Rehman
Camera
Shailendra Sahu, Syed Mehdi Jahan
Contact Info
Public Service Broadcasting Trust,
PO BOX 3264,
Nizamuddin East, New Delhi - 110013

Email: info@psbt.org
Website: www.psbt.org