S for Shero

As young parents, stuck at home during the pandemic, we decided to introduce our daughter to the English alphabets along with some human values that we thought, would stay with her for life. So what started as a child playing with her toys, turned into a short film.

This film translates the English alphabets to human values that a child can easily relate to and grow up with. These values come across through a story where a group of friends are out for an adventure, to save their little town from being turned into a concrete jungle. This film aims to translate a parallel narrative to a child about English alphabets and what they could really stand for, while at the same time, have food for thought for the parents/teachers.

  • Shayok Banerjee
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 16, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,250 USD
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Director Biography - DEBJANI MUKHERJEE

2020 Awakening of the Goddess
2010 Shabdhane
2009 Sattala Bari
2009 Tuccho (Music Video)
2008 ChaiBreak
2008 0200
2008 Dream of the Carpet
2007 Ode to my Favourite Director’
2007 I’m Lost
2006 Now Where 2

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I am an animation filmmaker, artist, children’s book author, researcher and educator equipped with extensive experience as a practitioner, mentor and academician in India and abroad. I have leadership skills as an entrepreneur (Co- founder of an NGO), department head and coordinator working in collaboration with teachers and students, to produce award- winning work. My specialisation includes Mixed Media Art, Digital Media, Comic Books, Animated Documentaries and Experimental Animation. My research interests include animated documentaries, collaborative filmmaking and indigenous art pedagogy.