Dream Girls

Grist Media18 December 2013

Dream Girls was made as response to the December 16, 2012 Delhi gang rape and the year that followed it. Two young filmmakers in Mumbai, Afrah Shafiq and Deepika Sharma, look at the ways in which women navigate their lives and the ways in which they would like to live it. Their reality is full of protest, fear, vigor, paranoia, chances and victories. But women are also dreaming all the time, and what is it that they dream about?


Afrah Shafiq has worked as an assistant director on various non-fiction film productions and as a researcher for the cultural organization Majlis. She is also interested in writing, film curation and design.

Deepika Sharma is a documentary filmmaker. She has been an associate on various documentaries, television series and ads. She is interested in cities, gender politics and the idea of love. She can be reached at kahaaniyaan@gmail.com