Four Women and a Room (2008)

Set against the complex social history of how abortions came to be legalized in India as population control imperatives rather than a pro-choice legislation, Four Women and a Room is a film about sex selective abortions, son preference and the misuse of reproductive technologies in India. It unfolds through fragmented associations of four women with the labor room and features prominent India theater actor and artist Padma Damodaran



Awards and Screenings

Indian Documentary Producers Association Silver Award for Excellence, India 2009

Official Selection, Karachi International Film Festival, Pakistan, 2009

Official Selection, Indian Panorama Section, International Film Festival of India 2008

Official Selection, Federation of Film Societies of India SIGNS 2008

Official Selection, Mumbai International Film Festival 2010

Official Selection, International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kerala 2009

Official Selection, Indo-Korea International Women’s Film Festival 2009

Official Selection, 9 th International Social Communication Cinema, India 2009

Included in UNESCO package on gender training and sexual health distributed by The Public Service Broadcasting Trust, New Delhi

Television Broadcast

India National Television Broadcast 2008

Cast and Crew

Director, Editor: Ambarien Alqadar

Cinematographer: Shakeb Ahmed

Commissioned by: The Public Service Broadcasting Trust, India