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Desire? by Garima Kaul

In a country where the expression of sexuality is regulated to such an extent that it is considered profane and immoral, one might assume that asexual people lead an easier life. But the lack of interest in sex is as taboo as sex itself! Desire? engages with the daily realities of some people who identify as asexual. Through their lived experiences, it opens up a dialogue about creating small ruptures in the homogenising culture of hypersexuality.

Garima Kaul is a Mumbai based filmmaker, writer and director, who started her filmmaking journey with a documentary on sanitation workers in Bombay, winning her many accolades. Gender identity, politics and sexual expression have been the focal point of her writing and filmmaking. She has made a film on the sex workers of Kamathipura, once Asia's largest "Red Light" district. Born in a Kashmiri migrant family, she is a graduate in Literature from the University of Delhi and a post-graduate in Media and Cultural Studies from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Garima currently works with the Times Television Network.

  • Cinematographers: Subhojit Paul, Siddharth Gomez, Anant Dixit, Sandeep Sreelekha, Suresh Giri, Babu
  • Sound Designer: Subir Das
  • Editor: Kartik M. Sharma
  • Musician: Deep Chakraborty
  • Project Partner: Doordarshan

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