A note from independent filmmaker David Conover on why he chose this film:
In this short film by Indian filmmaker Akanksha Sood Singh, we meet Parveen Sharmara, a hairdresser in the suburbs of Delhi. In Parveen’s parlor, we feel the joy of his clients, and the camaraderie he shares with his employees. We also feel his tension; those of the Brahmin caste do not cut hair. Parveen reflects on his father’s wishes for him to work in government—maybe he should not have strayed from the trajectory of his caste, he muses. His children study hard, but have passions of their own. How have his own choices influenced his own children? A complex and layered story—just like India … and a good haircut!
Produced by Akanksha Sood Singh
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