Is This Just a Story?

Director Yugantar Film Collective / 1983 / India

India’s first feminist film collective, Yugantar, was founded in 1980 by Abha Bhaiya, Navroze Contractor, Deepa Dhanraj and Meera Rao during a time of radical transformation. The group blazed a trail by working directly with the communities they were depicting, and their creative agitation ultimately inspired political change.

Yugantar’s most well-known film, Is This Just a Story? (Idhi Katha Matramena, 1983), is a collaboration with the Hyderabad-based feminist activist collective Stree Shakti Sanghatana and an urgent treatise on domestic violence.

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