Real Talkies

Real Talkies

Every cut is a lie. It’s never that way. Those two shots were never next to each other in time that way. But you’re telling a lie in order to tell the truth. –Wolf Koenig.

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December 3, 2012 , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

I absolutely believe in the transformative power of story telling. It is the inspiring stories of real people like Arunachalam Muruganantham that form the core of my filmmaking. All the research, preproduction, sleepless nights, hours of filming and days of editing are absolutely worth it if the film gets watched by lots and lots of people. I do believe that by watching inspiring stories, people will be moved to do something. Small changes are important.

“Rags to Pads” is my 3min film ( about a man who wore a sanitary pad to make women hygiene products accesible in India. I seek your help to spread the word about this remarkable man who has made talking about menstrual hygiene cool and trendy in parts of the world were this is completely taboo.
His innovation has helped women make and use hygienic products to manage periods. There are many others like him who are doing similar work in small rural pockets. But Women like Indumathy (in the film) are the most important people who not only take the pads to the doorsteps of other women but also educate and raise awareness.In doing so they are improving the health of women and in turn their entire families. It is these foot soldiers who often go unthanked. I hope my film did a bit more justice in acknowledging them as well.

I woud like your help in taking this movie and its message to a larger audience and help us with the audience award. In this age of social media, YOU are the most important advocate for films like “Rags to Pads”. I NEED YOUR HELP. Take 3-minutes to watch the film, if you like it, Click on the VOTE tab on the far right of the video screen. If you are moved by the story – i) Share it on your facebook wall with a personal message and ask your friends to Watch, Vote and Share. ii) If you know a blogger, journalist, reporter, radio/TV anchor who might do a story about this film – please share the film and my email Together let’s take “Rags to Pads” to new audiences.


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