Bhoomi (Mithun Chandran) India. Imagineindia 2018

Mithun Chandran
India. 2017. 11 min.

Thirteen-year-old Bhoomi and her father, a travelling film projectionist, are on their way back from a traditional temple ceremony. Being quite late in the night, they are offered shelter and lift, by a passing police patrol jeep. The police station where they decide to spend their few hours until dawn, is abuzz with activity. Occupying the lockup are a rapist and several other petty criminals. In the due course of events, one also concludes that the presiding officer and most of his subordinates, are of an indeterminate disposition, as well. Bhoomi, is the sole girl in this very male dominated space.