"Ab Kahan Jaungi" is a powerful and thought-provoking documentary that shines a much-needed light on the distressing issue of domestic violence faced by Indian women post-marriage. Shot, produced, and edited by a dedicated duo—a seasoned professor and a aspiring photographer—the film seeks to expose the harsh realities of this pervasive problem while calling for urgent action to break the cycle of violence and promote gender equality.

Through personal interviews, heartfelt narratives, and harrowing testimonials, "Ab Kahan Jaungi" delves into the lives of courageous survivors from various backgrounds, regions, and cultural contexts across India. Their stories serve as a poignant reminder of the silent suffering endured by countless women within the confines of their own homes. By giving these survivors a platform to share their experiences, the documentary aims to give a voice to the voiceless and raise awareness about the magnitude of the issue.

The professor's expertise and in-depth knowledge provide valuable insights into the root causes and societal factors that perpetuate domestic violence. Drawing from extensive research and analysis, they help viewers understand the underlying complexities, dispel myths, and challenge the prevailing norms that perpetuate this form of abuse.

Complementing the professor's expertise, the photographer's evocative visuals capture the raw emotions and hidden trauma experienced by survivors. Through their lens, the documentary portrays the stark reality of domestic violence, leaving a lasting impact on viewers and compelling them to confront the uncomfortable truth.

"Ab Kahan Jaungi" does not merely expose the problem; it also serves as a catalyst for change. By highlighting the transformative power of community support, legal aid, and counseling services, the film offers hope and resources for survivors seeking a way out. Additionally, it showcases the tireless efforts of grassroots organizations and activists working to empower women and challenge the societal norms that enable violence within families.

Through its unflinching portrayal of domestic violence, "Ab Kahan Jaungi" aims to ignite a much-needed dialogue, provoke societal introspection, and mobilize collective action. By raising awareness and fostering a deep sense of empathy, the documentary strives to create a safer and more equitable future for Indian women, where they can break free from the chains of violence and realize their full potential.

The title, "Ab Kahan Jaungi," translates to "Where Shall I Go Now?" in English, reflecting the predicament faced by many survivors of domestic violence.

Directors:  Kulbhushan Sarin, Ilaa Jain |  Country of Origin:  India   |   Runtime: 1 hour 11 minutes 57 seconds


A stormy night. A lonely pianist (Andréia Nhur) shelters a mysterious wanderer (Paulo Betti), who believes himself to carry some sort of curse tied to the moon and the tragedies of humanity. Awarded best independent short at the Best Film Awards 2023 – Summer Edition – London/England and best short movie at the 11th Mumbai Internacional Indian Cine Film Fest-2023.

Director: Marcelo Domingues   |  Country of Origin:  Brazil   |   Runtime:  20 minutes

Gold In Them Hills

An homage to European film noir of the 20th century.

Director:  Jeremy Johnstone   |  Country of Origin:  United States   |   Runtime: 3 minutes 15 seconds


1880. A young woman named Rose is held captive in her own home because of her ties to a group of rebel women who operate against the founding fathers in this oppressive, fundamentalist society.

A former romance turned guard enters as another leaves. Rose pleads with him to help her, but he insists that she must obey her father and stay away from the women she’s been associating with. Feeling betrayed, Rose devises a new plan and convinces him to release her hands by pretending to repent for her actions. As she lures him in for a kiss, Rose snatches his blade and stabs him, leaving him for dead. With the bloodied weapon in hand, Rose escapes.

Director:  Jayde Fairley   |  Country of Origin:  New Zealand   |   Runtime: 3 minutes 40 seconds