Two women struggle to follow their hearts, juggling family responsibilities and the vagaries of love in Priya Sen's rich portrait, filmed over a year in Delhi.
Following a sell-out opening screening of Leilah Weinraub’s Shakedown, and live poetry in response to Brazilian student protest doc Your Turn, gal-dem’s film club at DocHouse is gathering momentum. Next up, join us for Yeh Freedom Life, the debut feature from artist and filmmaker Priya Sen. The path of love is turbulent at best, and never more so than for Sachi and Parveen, the women at the heart of Sen’s rich, slice-of-life portrait.
Filmed over a year in the South Delhi neighbourhood of Ambedkar Nagar, Sen follows the aspirations and the complications of Sachi and Parveen’s relationships: both are in love with other women, both are juggling family responsibilities and judgements, and both are vulnerable to the vagaries of love.
From the beauty parlour where Sachi works to Parveen’s hectic tobacco kiosk, Sen charts the highs and lows of their relationships, and their pursuit of, in Sachi’s words, their ‘freedom lives’.gal-dem is an online and print publication committed to sharing perspectives from women and non-binary people of colour.
Playing as part of our gal-dem Film Club.