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Fighting Violence against Women in India using a Found Footage Film. The issue of women's safety is one that concerns each and everyone of us. Look around you, do you know a woman personally who hasn't been cat called or touched inappropriately at least once in her life. And what are you doing about it? Well, if you haven't taken a step to help them till now, here's your chance. Ask me anything and join this noble cause.

Navneet Sandhu
Oct 11, 2017

Where's Vibhuti is a film is about a regular college going girl whose life turns upside down when she gets kidnapped and assaulted. Seeking revenge she finds an ally in a  teenager who not only witnessed her kidnapping but who also shot it down on his camera. 

While we were researching for the film, we also found that in a 2014 report, ABP Live stated that 80% of college students in India watched porn; 40% of these watched rape porn and 76% admitted that watching rape porn led to the desire to rape women. When we discovered this we were shocked! And decided to spread awareness through the one way we know best, by making a film. Films can influence a large number of people. And that's exactly what we intend to do with Where's Vibhuti. 

This film is inspired from real life incidents. It is a very dark, raw and a cult film but at the same time it is very organic and visceral! We believe it will really make a difference in the way people look at rape and assault victims in India. It will help them understand what a victim truly goes through and handle the situation accordingly.When a woman gets sexually assaulted, one of two things happen, either the incident is completely hushed up and pushed aside because it's such a taboo to even speak of such issues in our society. Or we feel sorry for the victim and treat him/her differently because of what he/she has been through.We want everyone to feel the true horrors a regular woman or girl experiences every single day in India while most people stand by and do absolutely nothing. That's why the complete feature film has been shot down in real locations exploring the situation a women can get into when her freedom of existence is attacked by inhuman unsocial criminal minded elements of the society. 

https://www.wishberry.in/campaign/wheres-vibhuti-in-the-midst-of-hussshh/#/campaign-new

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Hi. How did you choose the cast and the crew? 

Is your family supportive of this project?

Oct 11, 8:59AM EDT0

Hi Shilpa,

We did online auditions for that but before we did 3 months of research on this. Yes all our friends and family members are proud of us and we are overwhelemed by their response. Check out https://www.wishberry.in/?post_type=campaign&p=34420

Oct 11, 11:31PM EDT0

Did you have to get permission to film in certain areas?

Oct 11, 8:58AM EDT0

Hi,

no actually we shot is small town in India to showcase the story of a girl, so permisions was really not required.

Oct 11, 11:33PM EDT0

Do you think this will make a big impact in the way people disregard the reality of what happens with women in your country? 

Oct 10, 10:04PM EDT0

Definetly !! While we were researching for the film, we also found that in a 2014 report, ABP Live stated that 80% of college students in India watched porn; 40% of these watched rape porn and 76% admitted that watching rape porn led to the desire to rape women. When we discovered this we were shocked! And decided to spread awareness through the one way we know best, by making a film. Films can influence a large number of people. And that's exactly what we intend to do with Where's Vibhuti. https://www.wishberry.in/campaign/wheres-vibhuti-in-the-midst-of-hussshh/#/campaign-new

Oct 12, 2:28AM EDT0

Your campaign looks very successful, what contributed to the success in your view?

Oct 10, 5:21PM EDT0

Hi Wesley,

One of the reason we are crowdfunding this film is because we want as many as people to involve and associate with this project and the cause which we want to showcase. Also we believe that the change we're trying to cause through our film can only be achieved if we as a society come together and make a difference. Until now we have used our own savings to get the film this far, but since we've exhausted everything we could've possibly managed, your participation and involvement will help us kick out the only hurdle standing in our way.

Oct 13, 1:58AM EDT0

Can you give me 3 reasons as to why you choose crowdfunding to launch your product?

Oct 10, 1:21PM EDT0

Hi,

just not 3 but there are many reasons why we are going for crowdfundinf this project,

one is to engage as many people to the cause and the project ofcourse, 

secondly, definelty we need to take it further so its need to be funded and we already have many proud partners for this project who have come forword to support this cause and backed this project. help ushttps://www.wishberry.in/campaign/wheres-vibhuti-in-the-midst-of-hussshh/#/campaign-new

Oct 13, 2:00AM EDT0

How many people are working on the film?

Oct 10, 8:19AM EDT0

Hi Lisa,

https://www.wishberry.in/campaign/wheres-vibhuti-in-the-midst-of-hussshh/#/campaign-new above is the link of the project , please help us back this project

Oct 13, 2:01AM EDT0

What is your educational and professional background?

Oct 10, 8:14AM EDT0

we all worked somewhere freelancing and met on common platform for this cause, i need your support as well https://www.wishberry.in/campaign/wheres-vibhuti-in-the-midst-of-hussshh/#/campaign-new

Oct 13, 2:25AM EDT0

What important lesson have you learnt from using crowdfunding so far?

Oct 10, 8:06AM EDT0

so many lessons like people are comming forword for this cause.please help us complete this film https://www.wishberry.in/campaign/wheres-vibhuti-in-the-midst-of-hussshh/#/campaign-new

Oct 13, 2:41AM EDT0

Does it cost anything to start a crowdfunding campaign?

Oct 10, 6:32AM EDT0

few taxes but we needhelp to complete this project https://www.wishberry.in/campaign/wheres-vibhuti-in-the-midst-of-hussshh/#/campaign-new

Oct 13, 2:42AM EDT0

Are you entering the film in any competitions?

Oct 10, 5:51AM EDT0

Yes we will be taking it to film festivals all over but that will be done once this film is complete please help us https://www.wishberry.in/campaign/wheres-vibhuti-in-the-midst-of-hussshh/#/campaign-new

Oct 13, 2:42AM EDT0

What do you feel the biggest benefits of Crowdfunding are?

Oct 10, 12:14AM EDT0

Hi,

The reason why we are crowdfunding is to engage as many people in the discussion and involve as many people to the cause. Crowdfunding not only help you in raising the amount but also market your product. Help us raise the issue and complete this film.

Oct 10, 12:24AM EDT0

What do you think provokes the violence against women?

Oct 9, 10:54PM EDT0

While we were researching for the film, we also found that in a 2014 report, ABP Live stated that 80% of college students in India watched porn; 40% of these watched rape porn and 76% admitted that watching rape porn led to the desire to rape women. When we discovered this we were shocked! And decided to spread awareness through the one way we know best, by making a film. Films can influence a large number of people. And that's exactly what we intend to do with Where's Vibhuti.   Please help us https://www.wishberry.in/campaign/wheres-vibhuti-in-the-midst-of-hussshh/#/campaign-new

Oct 13, 2:43AM EDT0

Is crowdfunding just about money or are there other benefits?

Oct 9, 10:50PM EDT0

there are many benifites of this crowdfunding this project,

one is to engage as many people to the cause and the project ofcourse, 

secondly, definelty we need to take it further so its need to be funded and we already have many proud partners for this project who have come forword to support this cause and backed this project. help ushttps://www.wishberry.in/campaign/wheres-vibhuti-in-the-midst-of-hussshh/#/campaign-new

Oct 13, 2:44AM EDT0

Why do you think India has a big problem with violence against women, is it anything to do with casts?

Oct 9, 8:58PM EDT0

there are many reasons, mentalilty on the common people also When a woman gets sexually assaulted, one of two things happen, either the incident is completely hushed up and pushed aside because it's such a taboo to even speak of such issues in our society. Or we feel sorry for the victim and treat him/her differently because of what he/she has been through  https://www.wishberry.in/campaign/wheres-vibhuti-in-the-midst-of-hussshh/#/campaign-new

Oct 13, 2:46AM EDT0

Have you encountered any protest or problems because you are making this film?

Oct 9, 8:38PM EDT0

not exaclty because we shot this film under the shadow but we encountered few police men while we were shooting that rape sience, but after knowing about the cause they rally appricaited our efforts, please help us complete this film https://www.wishberry.in/campaign/wheres-vibhuti-in-the-midst-of-hussshh/#/campaign-new

Oct 13, 2:48AM EDT0

What cameras are you using for filming and who does the editing?

Oct 9, 7:28PM EDT0

cannon 5D in 4K resolution and boom mic ,and we are raising amount for the post production, help us complete this film and supoort the cause https://www.wishberry.in/campaign/wheres-vibhuti-in-the-midst-of-hussshh/#/campaign-new

Oct 13, 2:49AM EDT0

Where are you planning to screen the film?

Oct 9, 5:40PM EDT0

we have plans to screen this is universities and later film festivals all over world but first help us complete this film and supoort the cause https://www.wishberry.in/campaign/wheres-vibhuti-in-the-midst-of-hussshh/#/campaign-new

Oct 13, 2:50AM EDT0

Can you share a link to your facebook, twitter, website please?

Oct 9, 3:26PM EDT0

help us complete this film and supoort the cause https://www.wishberry.in/campaign/wheres-vibhuti-in-the-midst-of-hussshh/#/campaign-new also facebook https://www.facebook.com/wheresvibhuti/

Oct 13, 2:50AM EDT0

What where the biggest hurdles you had to overcome and how did you manage to do it?

Oct 9, 2:36PM EDT0

not huddles exactly but during shoot  we encountered few police men while we were shooting that rape sience, but after knowing about the cause they rally appricaited our efforts, please help us complete this film https://www.wishberry.in/campaign/wheres-vibhuti-in-the-midst-of-hussshh/#/campaign-new

Oct 13, 2:51AM EDT0

Will this film be release world-wide?

Oct 9, 1:00PM EDT1

It will be going for the Film Festivals all over. and If we found any good distributor. For the same we already have subtitiles. Please watch the trailer in the link https://www.wishberry.in/?post_type=campaign&p=34420

Oct 9, 1:05PM EDT0
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