and then I STOOD

The short film highlights the plight of girls and women in India. A woman is stalked at her home where she must be the most secure, her comfort and safety are walked over by acquaintances and strangers alike. She is continuously followed and chased, in the presence of the public, in broad daylight, in her schools and offices, and mostly within the circumference of a dead society. This act of continuous chase could break the trust and confidence of a human and that results in hiding and running all the while. Until a woman analyzes that her running away makes her perpetrator strong and envious, she stops and turn with all her might, facing the culprit and in her circumference starts walking towards him. The act itself suggests that we (men/women) have the power and capability to Fight and sensitize the evil which is a byproduct of toxic masculinity and age-old patriarchy.

  • Bhavi Jain
  • Bhavi Jain
  • Bhavi Jain
  • Vishal Mehtani
  • Tanushree Roy Paul
  • Vishal Mehtani
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
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  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 29, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 35mm
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • TOON - I - ESTA

    December 5, 2019
    1st in live action category
Director Biography - Bhavi Jain

Bhavi Jain is a young budding animator, designer and filmmaker, currently pursuing her Bachelors in Animation and VFX from Poornima University, Jaipur. In her works, she likes to reflect on environmental and social issues. Being a design enthusiast she had continuously worked on social - critical themes and projected her concern using animation and live-action mediums. It has not been long that she had started participating in National film festivals namely 50 Hours Film Festival by IFP (India Film Project), 3rd National Media Conclave -2019 and Toon-i-esta 2019 bagging her 1st prize for the latter.

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