Film southasia

"Festival of southasian documentries"


Directed by Shweta Ghosh | |



Synopsis: Beautiful. Ugly. Complete. Incomplete. Able. Disabled.Within stifling dichotomies of normal and abnormal, lie millions of women negotiating with their identities. This film explores notions of beauty, the ‘ideal body’ and sexuality through four storytellers; four women who happen to be persons with disability.Through the lives of Natasha, Sonali, Kanti and Abha, this film foregrounds questions of acceptance, confidence and resistance to the normative. As it turns out, these questions are not too removed from everyday realities of several others, deemed ‘imperfect’ and ‘monstrous’ for not fitting in. Accsex traces the journey of the storytellers as they reclaim agency and the right to unapologetic confidence, sexual expression and happiness.


About the Director: ShwetaGhosh currently lives in New Delhi and works as an independent documentary filmmaker and researcher. A silver medalist from the School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, she has explored her interest in food, travel, music and disability through research and film projects. While her student film, “Breakin’ Mumbai”, has been selected for screening in prestigious film festivals across India, her research paper on food and television culture has been published in an international peer review journal.


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