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It’s a Boy by Vani Subramanian

The Film travels to Bombay, Delhi, Benares and Shillong, to reveal how the current crisis of sex ratios had been foretold by those on the forefront of the campaigns against sex determination and pre-selection. It assesses government initiatives, looks beyond the rhetoric and uses the lens of culture to explore common beliefs about daughters and sons within the family and outside

Best Documentary, Film Festival, Stuttgart, Germany
Cornell Cinema, Ithaca, USA
Chennai International Film Festival
Cinemela Film Festival, New Delhi
Jaipur International Film Festival
Bengaluru International Film Festival
Our Lives…To Live Film Festival, Chennai
Moving Images Film Festival, Hyderabad

Vani Subramanian has been a women's rights activist and documentary filmmaker since the nineties. Her work spans a range of issues and concerns from the political economy of food to primary education to culture, urban development and communalism and the politics of sex selective abortions. Her films have been recognised and screened both nationally and internationally and used at a wide variety of discussion platforms.

  • Cinematography: Pooja Sharma, Tarun Bharatiya, Bibhumay Sarangi, Vani Subramanian
  • Editing: Manoj jain
  • Music: Da- Saz
  • Project Partner: Doordarshan

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