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This feature length documentary explores the concept of Shakti, the Hindu Mother Goddess, whilst looking at various versions of her myth. A parallel search in the scientific world, a world of empirical enquiry, reveals a similarity of concepts. This film also explores the idea that women are active manifestations of the Goddess, believed by those practicing Shaktism or worshipping the Mother Goddess.

In India, the worlds largest democracy, with close to 80% Hindus, religion finds expression not just as personal belief; it also plays a role in politics and media; as well as dictating social traditions as per its code of conduct.

I have always questioned the idea of women's empowerment. Is it simply about equal rights and opportunities? Is it not also the right to decide the course of your life?

In a country seeped in rituals of tradition and modern economics, the role of women has changed in recent times. I seek to largely examine whether it has filtered to those living outside urban areas.

As I search through the villages and small towns, through temples and traditions, the film is hopeful of finding a new perspective on women, Shakti and their relationships in a fast changing India. The film also hopes to show that some mythical and scientific concepts may not be that different after all.

In order to make academic data interesting, I would like to present them through animation. The animation will include characters based on avatars of Shakti. A fictionalized story of events will be written based on myth, scientific theories, archaeological and anthropological data. There was a simultaneity of changes in mythologies around the world, given the trade that existed between early civilisations. Currently, the trailer only includes footage pertaining to modern scientific theory.

Risks and challenges

Potential obstacles have been mentioned above - production delays to collaborator mishaps. Planning is important in any form of filmmaking to avoid such obstacles. The film has been in the making for a few years now, and since it is based on more than a year and a half of research, there are creative and practical solutions to address challenges encountered.

The film has already faced many setbacks, but the filmmaker is determined to overcome these obstacles.

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