Women and Religion in India
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a documentary by Disha Arora
(35 mins/ Hindi, English, and Marathi with subtitles in English/ 2017)
About the Film: Women and Religion in India is a journey of one woman across the country, to create a dialogue about the weakening of women's rights under the guise of religion. Some of the issues covered in the documentary include discriminatory practices in different religions in India; menstruation and purity; women’s role in religious leadership; patriarchal interpretation of religious texts; and women's entry in religious places.
About the Film Maker: Disha Arora is a development communications specialist and documentary filmmaker. She works with nonprofits to find the best way to tell their stories of impact and build their unique identities. She also develops high quality communication tools that meet their goals. Over the past eight years, Disha has worked with a number of local and international nonprofits addressing social issues such as violence against women, rural education, climate change, animal protection, and effects of urbanisation.