Payal_I See Now

Payal_I See Now, is a story of a young girl, who suffered from cataract, a treatable problem yet responsible for permanent blindness in kids. Due to her inability to see clearly, Payal becomes a butt of joke of her classmates. Her courageous side comes forward once she undergoes surgery and Payal is able to follow her dreams. She loves to study and wants to work in Indian Railways in future.
Vision has brought hope in her life.

This documentary is our attempt to raise awareness about the issue of congenital cataract, a leading cause of blindness among children.

  • Shruti Sharma
    Director
  • Shruti Sharma
    Writer
  • Shruti Sharma
    Producer
  • Payal
    Key Cast
    "payal"
  • Gajendra
    Director of Photography
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    non-fiction documentary
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 30, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    India
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Language:
    Hindi
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 12th Aryan Jaipur International Film Festival - JIFF 2020
    Jaipur
    India
Director Biography - Shruti Sharma

Shruti Sharma is a multimedia journalist and founder of Facts Baby Productions, a multimedia production house. Shruti is passionate about covering social issues and helping people make informed decision through her video storytelling. After working as a journalist in Chicago and attending Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, Shruti moved to India to work on stories that matter. She worked as a producer in NDTV and then at ET before starting her own venture.

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Director Statement

I am very passionate about covering and bringing to light, the social issues. Issues that affect people on a day-to-day basis.

I was not very knowledgeable about cataract, which is why I got interested in this project. I think cataract brings with it, huge social and emotional burden on kids who suffer from it.

It is mostly lack of awareness on the part of adults because of which kids suffer. Help create awareness about cataract in kids. Guide someone who is poor and dependent and get their kids checked. Help people move in the right direction.