Apni Kothi

"...as if the house itself was my mom."

Apni Kothi focuses on the feeling of nostalgia of childhood homes, grounded in the home itself as a character. It explores how the home as a space is a marker of the dynamics of the people that occupy it. Avinash and Shilpa explore the position of their mothers—the homemakers—in these households. Through their contrasting feelings of loss, they reflect on how the shift from traditional to urban has modified roles and responsibilities within the family.

  • Jheel Kshirin
  • Jheel Kshirin
  • Avinash Agrawal
    Key Cast
  • Shilpa Monika
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Apni Kothi
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 21, 2023
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  • Language:
    English, Hindi
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Delhi Public School R.K. Puram
Director Biography - Jheel Kshirin

Jheel Kshirin is an 18-year-old novice filmmaker and photographer. With her first film, she is exploring her ways as a creator. Passionate about themes such as gender equality, queer spectrum, and representation in media, she believes the screen to be the most potent medium to create impact, and hopes to foster meaningful dialogue through her content.

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