Short Film: UNHIDE, 3min., India, Experimental

Is freedom Gender-based. The answer is an emphatic NO. But does anyone care about this? Can’t a woman in this country dress as she likes, walk as she wishes, speaks as she thinks. What if she is a professional or a housewife or a call girl her consent is needed for anything and everything.
This short movie isn’t a man-bashing exercise, rather an attempt to include both the sexes to unlearn their stereotypes with regards to women. A tough law alone cannot fight against the atrocities perpetrated against woman. The psyche of the man is nurtured both by men and women around him. From a friend to the father, from a brother to a sister everyone should take the onus on to them and bring out the best human in every man around them. Beyond this, self-discipline and self-regulation are the keys to tame the untamed mind. Ultimately this world belongs to both the man and woman.

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The irony of this festival is that its goal is to not be around in 5 years time. To eventually not be relevant because there is zero need to have a festival geared for female talent and female stories because the stories presented in Hollywood and around the world are a balanced showcase of the human experience from both sexes. Our goal is to achieve a lot of success and then fold into oblivion simply because there is no need for this festival. This festival was created by the FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival as a simple reaction to a strong need to showcase female talent from around the world in a more profound way. When putting together the weekly festival, the administration noticed a lack of a female presence in the stories being shown at the festival. A classic example and analogy to the frustration is how the festival noticed that even the smaller roles in a screenplay were written for a man to play. There was zero reason for this in many stories. How a police officer, or a political campaign manager, for example with 3-4 lines in a screenplay was a "HE" character. Why? And these are the screenplays written by the winners! The talented one who have obtained agents and have began/beginning their careers as a writer.

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