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Y-Films makes short film highlighting issue of racism

MUMBAI: Experimenting with unconventional topic, Y-Films has launched a short film at the India Today Woman Summit, dealing with the on-going issue of racism.

The short film deals with what happens when kids read all the atrocious sexist rubbish that adults (mostly men) land up saying… from Trump to Indian politicians? Y-Films had put that to test with a bunch of bright kids, who teach us all a thing or two about why it’s important that we don’t judge, label or discriminate by gender. The shot drive home the point Y-Films has always been hammering – Don’t Grow Up!

The short film, produced by Y-Films for India Today, also marks the directorial debut of Y-Films’ Nikhil Taneja.

The film was launched at the recent India Today Women’s Summit under the #BigShorts umbrella. It is part of a series of commissioned ‘big short’ videos with some of the best filmmakers of the country including Imtiaz Ali, Meghna Gulzar, Hansal Mehta, Rohan Sippy, Pradeep Sarkar, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Ram Madhvani, Nandita Das and Sudhir Mishra.

Y-Films has earlier produced shorts dealing with the cause of gender equality (Man’s World), transgender equality (the Cannes’ Lion Grand Prix winner 6-Pack Band), feminism (Ladies Room), sex education (Sex Chat with Pappu and Papa), and weddings (Bang Baaja Baaraat).