The poignant and personal story of 13 year-old Khushboo. A portrait of a rape victim caught in the devious ploys of her family. Stories of the horror of her gang-rape, emotional abuse at the hands of her grandmother, who orchestrated her rape, and that of her child marriage to a man she does not know are poignantly woven. As Khushboo changes hands from one abuser to another, we delve deeper into her grandmother’s story – to where this circle traces back.
Told simplistically through an observational lens, this intimate and delicate film attempts an understanding of the nature of abuse, and a closer look at the perpetrator, as much as it does of the victim itself. Where does this circle begin? Where does it go? And can there be any release?
Official Selection Berlinale 2018 - Berlinale Shorts - World premiere
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 14 mins
- Jayisha Patel
- Jayisha Patel, Ruchi Bhimani, Harini Lakshmanarayn
- Mdhamiri A Nkemi
- Director of Photography
- Jayisha Patel, Amith Surendran
- Sound Design: Anita Kushwaha, Adam Woodhams; Sound Recordist: Anita Kushwaha
- Principal Cast
- Kushbu Devi, Shabha Devi, Chandna Devi
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Last updated 27th March 2019