Duration: 35 mins
Under the Open Sky | खुले आसमान के नीचे
“Citizenship of a city is a visceral thing… For women to truly claim citizenship, we must be able to claim public spaces with our bodies, by writing our claim everyday through our movements.” – Why Loiter? Women and Risk on Mumbai Streets (2011)
What changes when a girls’ football initiative begins to claim open public spaces to play in Mumbra, a far-flung suburb in the Mumbai Metropolitan region? Quite a lot actually!
For women and girls occupying open public space in the city to play is an act of feminist claim staking. This film follws the Parcham women’s football team as they play and coach a younger generation of girls, in the process transforming not just the way they see themselves and their bodies but potentially transforming the way we see our cities.