“A man would never set out to write a book on the peculiar situation of the human male. But if I wish to define myself, I must first of all say: ‘I am a woman’; on this truth must be based all further discussion. A man never begins by presenting himself as an individual of a certain sex; it goes without saying that he is a man”
-Simone de Beauvoir
Would we discover a new hidden world if we were to engage with Beauvoir’s statement
and change the starting point of enquiries that we undertake as film makers?
Four men and one woman from Nepal, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka attempt precisely this by asking questions
that reveal the ‘peculiar’ situation of men in four South Asian countries. …read more