Earthling Koushalya on the want to debate body shaming in her upcoming short film, ‘En Udambu’
“Why ought to an disagreeable comment about one’s body have an effect on a lady?” asks filmmaker Earthling Koushalya, as she discusses her new short film En Udambu that places the highlight on body shaming. “The set off to make the film was a spate of latest media stories that mentioned how body-shamed girls typically even finish their lives. It may simply be a video that includes them going viral for flawed causes.”
In En Udambu, a younger girl, performed brilliantly by actor Semmalar Annam, does one thing when two males try and blackmail her with a video of hers that they’ve shot secretly. The film ends with a message ‘#mybody, mytemple’ and reveals actual girls drawn from throughout the nation and from overseas, putting a self hug pose to indicate their love for one’s self. “Even if a single girl takes a stand like my protagonist, my film has served its objective,” declares Earthling, who prefers to name herself an ‘artivist’
“Why ought to girls really feel they’re lowered to nothing once they fall victims to a perverted motion? Instead, they need to discover power and make the perverted powerless. There is unquestionably a female wave. I hope #mybody, mytemple turns right into a motion and make girls really feel empowered.”
Based out of Auroville in Puducherry, Koushalya has been making shorts, documentaries, and have movies below her banner Accessible Horizon Films for over a decade. Her first short film Anthadhi (in Malayalam) spoke of a LGBT couple. The film obtained over a million views on YouTube and likewise gained the Devaki Memorial Award for Women Empowerment. Her different Tamil characteristic film Ashvamitra that includes Harish Uthaman portrayed the relationship between a speech therapist and a baby and gained a global award.
Her staff, throughout their stint in the US, additionally made a documentary on NYC (New York City) subway music. “We work out of a small studio area in Auroville. Though we haven’t obtained an enormous break in business cinema, our movies have gained accolades at worldwide film festivals together with the one in Kerala, Auroville, Los Angeles, Stuttgart, Germany, and Illinois. It’s the inventive course of of constructing a film that issues,” says Koushalya, who’s impressed by graphic novels like Habibi by Craig Thompson, Chicken and Plums by Marjane Satrapi, and V for Vendetta by Alan Moore & Illustrated by David Lloyd.
One of her upcoming initiatives is a three-part documentary on feminine objectification in movies. “Misogyny and patriarchy is normalised, particularly in film songs. One of our earlier short movies made by our staff known as Pombala Pombalayya Irukkanum handled this topic in the type of a dialog that includes a woman and her lover. I’ve interviewed many ladies from totally different nations for my movies and documentaries. Be it London or South Africa, issues aren’t any totally different for ladies. It is unsettling.”
En Udambu will quickly be launched on Accessible Horizon Films YouTube channel