My independent, short documentary is about women and girls in India who are learning to fight back. Debi Steven, martial arts champion and self defense teacher from London, is on a mission. After the Delhi gang rape in 2012 she founded the organisation ACTION BREAKS SILENCE to teach women and girls in India self defense. Following her work and meeting the women and girls in Debi's training, the film explores what it is like to be a woman in India today. In essence this film is about the right of every girl and woman to live a life without fear.
POWER premiered in January 2015 in LA and has been awarded with Best Short Documentary at the Artemis Film Festival, the Platinum Award at the International Film Festival in Jakarta 2015 and Best Documentary with Social Message at the NES Festival in Calcutta. POWER is screening around the world at international film festivals this year.
You can watch POWER here and on Films for Action
Producer: Alex Wasielewski / Camera: Jeanny Gering
Editor: Judy Landkammer / Music Composer: Mekaal Hasan / Sound Editor: Axel Tenner