flying inside my body

photograph by sumit sharma


about the film

Flying Inside My Body explores how the form of the body can become a powerful physical language to express dissent over societal norms and conventions. The film is a journey with veteran photographer Sunil Gupta, who has used his art to challenge the stereotypes that define one’s body, sexuality and identity. Gupta has spent over 20 years compiling the first photographic chronicle of the gay community in India, while at the same time, exploring his own relationship with his country of origin. The film’s lyrical style marries still photography with moving images and text, to unfold an intensely personal narrative that questions the deeply engrained prejudices that we all carry within ourselves.

about the filmmakers

Sumit Sharma, Rintu Thomas, Sushmit Ghosh and Ajeeta Chowhan are recent graduates from the AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Flying Inside My Body is their Masters thesis project. While Ajeeta is working with a television network in Mumbai, Sumit, Rintu and Sushmit are working as freelance media professionals.

the screening schedule for the film:

17th january, 2009…m.l. bhartia auditorium, alliance francaise, new delhi…1.35pm

23rd january, 2009…little theatre, national centre for performing arts, mumbai…5.05pm

24th january, 2009…maquinez palace, esg comlpex, panaji, goa….5.05pm

30th january, 2009…alliance francaise de bangalore, bangalore…5.05pm

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photograph courtesy: sumit sharma


~ by mentalsyrup on January 14, 2009.

One Response to “flying inside my body”

  1. I absolutely loved your film. It was extremely moving and beautifully shot. Great job! Any way I can get in touch with you guys? I work in Bangalore for Deccan Herald.

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