Centennial history turned into a short film about domestic violence
A centenary tale of a New England sociologist Charlotte Perkins Gilman It has adapted into an intensely woven relationship story.
Although the film titled Anna and Ahana has adapted both in feature film and in short forms since the 1970s, the latter explores an unexplored niche. Directed by Tanni Chaudhuri , will embody experiences of Domestic violence that immigrant women in South Asia suffer in contemporary times, aggravated by alienation after their arrival in the United States.
Instances of physical, mental and financial abuse in current literature on Domestic violence among immigrant communities discusses patriarchal excess in marriages through limiting financial resource, contact with families or taking away of passports.
Written in the early 1900s, the original story The Yellow Wall Paper is told from the point of view of a woman who was taken by her husband to a country house for a change of air. The story details the experiences of isolation and isolation.
In Tanni Chaudhuri’s film, Ahana is a free spirited, resolute young woman from Kolkata who irrespective of her education and cosmopolitan upbringing surprisingly finds herself captive in the circumstances surrounding her marriage to a rich doctor in United States.
Similar to Perkin's original story, Ahana's husband is controlling and condescending, though subtle in his gestures. Ahana befriends a counter-ego that Anna had lived in the house years ago, and whose presence she finds within the boundaries of the wall of her room.
While production, creative direction and screenplay are by Tanni Chaudhuri, the film stars a bunch of talented actors: Yagnik Pandya, Jayati Banerjee, Paramita Sen, Gourav Agarwal, Eesha Ingle and Je-Kori A. Koteswara Salmon. The film has been entirely shot in Boston. It will be screened this evening at the Rotary Sadan.