Private Project

Avoidable Cut

“The Avoidable Cut” focuses on rising C-section rates in private health sector in India. There is a major disparity between the cesarean rates in private health sectors and public health sectors which indicates a misapplication of the surgery. I came across many causes for the problem while exploring the rural and urban areas. There are systemic as well as societal factors at play. Through the course of researching and interviewing people, I found that midwives play an important role in the delivery process. India has an insufficient staff of properly trained nurses and midwives in private hospitals. Apart from this, doctors argue that the change in lifestyle of urban and rural women, their pain tolerance threshold and the astrological beliefs are also pressing factors for such rates.
Between all the debate and statistics though, the feelings and experiences of mothers get neglected. More often than not, women are scared into taking a cesarean. An experience that should delight them turns into a bad memory.
Having a safe and calm birth is considered a human right but is an Indian woman able to exercise it?

  • Anubhuthi Rose Antony
  • Anubhuthi Rose Antony, Sunil Chandurkar
  • Anubhuthi Rose Antony
    Narration and Script
  • Sourav Yadav
    Director of Photography
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    1 hour 8 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 10, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    4,500 USD
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    Australia, India
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    English, Hindi
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Director Biography - Anubhuthi Rose Antony

Anubhuthi is an Indian film-maker. She is a graduate from a Media College based in Indore. She has been engaged in arts in some or the other way right from her childhood, which resulted in her being an impactful writer, singer, and graphic artist. She has got several awards in singing at national level in India. She is a co-founder of a production house based in Indore, Light Trails Production. She has worked as a poster designer for various films in the past. She has acted in three short films and has also worked as production designer and art director in some short films.

Her short film ‘Zion’ has been selected in several international film festivals and has emerged as a semi finalist in one. Another short film of hers was awarded second place in Mood Indigo's short film festival, "Director's Cut". Her documentary feature:"Avoidable Cut" is an effort to bring awareness and also is the fulfilment of a wish to contribute to the society.

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