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Documentary Film 'W.O.M.B' To Open Indian Film Festival Of Melbourne 2021

Now this is the proudest moment for all the aspiring filmmakers who want to make to make their cinema reach places and get appreciation. One such documentary film W.O.M.B will open the Indian Film festival of Melbourne this year.

As per reports in PTI, "W.O.M.B (Women Of My Billion)", a poignant documentary exploring the social and political issues faced by women in today's India, will open this year's Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) on August 12, the festival organisers announced on Thursday.

W.O.M.B, an extraordinary real-life story tailored by director Ajitesh Sharma, will be screened physically from the premiere night. It was also showcased at the London Indian Film Festival last month.

The documentary feature film is the story of a young woman named Srishti Bakshi, who embarks on a monumental journey, walking almost 4000kms in over 240 days, from Kanyakumari in the south to Kashmir in the North, along the way meeting and learning first hand about the experiences of many women from all corners of India.

Srishti Bakshi said the documentary celebrates ordinary women who have shown extraordinary courage to rise above their limitations and challenge deeply entrenched gender norms.

"Violence against women and girls is a human rights violation and since the outbreak of Covid-19 and the world locking down to live within four walls, emerging data and reports from those on the frontlines have shown that all types of violence against women and girls, particularly domestic violence, has only intensified," she said in a statement.

In 2021, the IFFM pays tribute to not only the best of Indian cinema, but to many of the Covid-19 heroes, offering vital community support, connection and hope in these troubled times, said festival director Mitu Bhowmick Lange.

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