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Astitva ( Translated as 'Identity' in Sanskrit)

‘Astitva’ is a series of three films portraying the changing dynamic of an Indian woman’s identity in the 21st century. The film is conceptualized as a sculpture of movement, uniting performance and cinema to echo the evolving context.
Set in the inherent traditional atmosphere of the society, the film exposes the intangible battle of a woman’s development. The first presents the liberated self-image, the internal perception of her in her mind. The second illustrates a projected ideal to the society, combining the self and conformity. The third renders the quest and determination in her struggle for independence and self-definition.

  • Shreya Jain
  • Shreya Jain
  • Sunil Jain
    Director of Photography
  • Ayesha Hassanwalia
    Key Cast
  • Nucleya
  • Alex Marshall
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Fashion Film, Performance Narrative
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 30, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    India, United Kingdom
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • London Short Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    January 17, 2016
    Fashion Film Strand
Director Biography - Shreya Jain

Shreya Jain is a film and digital content producer. She specializes in creative and art direction for visual storytelling for fashion films and branded photo/film campaigns. She has been awarded a distinction for her recent Master of Arts in Fashion Media Production from London College of Fashion, UAL.
Her work focuses on powerful narratives, aesthetic contexts and merging art forms. There is a sublime current of empowered female representation and identity in her work. Her prior experience is a trajectory between design, marketing and media manifesting a comprehensive approach in her productions.

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