'Lakshmi' highlights the intense hardship, pressure, and indignity the protagonist goes through to ensure the guilty are punished.
In 'She’s Not There', one of Jennifer Finney Boylan’s strongest achievements is how she describes the experience of holding a massive, existential secret – its weight, its constant presence.
'My ID is Gangnam Beauty' does not dismiss the beauty industry. The focus is on choice and self-love. If self-love is to be achieved through medical interference, it is considered perfectly alright.
'Water' explores how religion is used as a tool to manipulate and exploit an entire class of women and the way patriarchal imperatives inform religious beliefs.
Nathicharami tries to make all the right moves, give all the right messages, and yet the whole film as a package rankles as something that is clearly a man's vision.
People of colour, women, and LGBTQIA+ characters on Brooklyn Nine-Nine aren't props to bounce jokes off of – instead, they are well-written characters who serve as important a function.
In Ottamuri Velicham, Sudha is the object whom her husband takes out all his frustrations on – raping her, beating her up, and torturing her using new tools night after night.
The emotional core of 'Soni' is about the struggle of being a woman with some amount of power in a world rife with misogyny.
Believing that only by remembering and telling their stories can those affected begin the process of healing and forgetting, Urvashi Butalia presents a sensitive and moving account of her quest to hear the painful truth behind the silence.
"Being gay, the onus unfortunately falls on oneself entirely – to struggle and rise above social stigma and nonacceptance to find oneself", says Iohborlang Keven Hanson.