The crime of being born a female warrants death by a punctured windpipe - or so does a section of our society thinks.
Short Cut is among India's premiere film clubs for short films and documentaries. Women In Cinema, a collection of short films and documentaries directed by the women directors, is the theme for this month's screening.
Sand In My Nostrils is a film about the problem of female infanticide in India. This film takes a closer look at the states like Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, where there is a record low sex-ratio. The film explores the reasons behind this gruesome crime, especially in a rich state like Punjab.
The film takes a social, political and legal perspective of the problem, and also presents veiws of the different sections of the society. This includes conversations with religious heads of the Akhali Takht at the Golden Temple, pregnant women and their relatives, NGO's, doctors, and other members of the medical fraternity.
The director of this superb thought-provoking movie is Pooja Chowdhary, the daughter of the Central Tourism Minister Renuka Chowdhary.