FILM TITLE:MERA APNA SHEHER (MY OWN CITY)
YEAR OF PRODUCTION:2011
Delhi, the capital city of the country. The experience of a gendered urban landscape – where the gaze, the voice and the body are at all times under surveillance. What if this multiple surveillance was to be turned upon itself to observe what is contained in the everyday? The Film explores whether there is a sense of belonging, of ownership of the city. Can a woman in the city, as she continuously negotiates the polarities of anxiety and comfort, be free?
AWARDS AND FESTIVALS
Sameera is a noted filmmaker and editor. Her film Portraits of Belonging was awarded a Certificate of Merit at the Mumbai International Film Festival. Born at Home, a film on indigenous childbirth practices, participated at numerous film festivals including Mediawave Film Festival, Hungary, Film South Asia, Kathmandu, and the Margaret Mead Festival, New York.