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.
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