My Choice Short Film Analysis

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On March 28 2015, Indian movie star and supermodel Deepika Padukone unveiled the inventive short film, “My Choice” that promoted female empowerment. This piece was a pacific retaliation to the multiple gang rapes that have occurred over the years in India. The specific rape that made the global headlines was that of 23-year-old medical student Jyoti, who was brutally violated and murdered by six men on a bus. A BBC documentary entitled “India’s Daughter” covered this story and its aftermaths. These two insightful pieces have made use of various persuasive tools to convey their messages and push their audience to act upon it. “My Choice” is very rich in language. The various words that describe clothing, love, sex, nature, and spirit bring meaning to the message and influence certain views on culture. The message is directed to a female audience. The video shows varied aspect of Deepika: fierce, beautiful, proud and independent, to put across the message of women empowerment and the power of choice. It also features 99 women from different walks of life that are depicted by their choices. The language reveals that culture is about choice, and the…show more content…
Speaking contextually, the short film is an effective way of combating the discriminating mentalities of the Indian people. In my opinion, this could apply to all the women out there who lack the power of choice in their lives. Nevertheless, one of her statements were contradictory. This is when she talked about irreplaceable love, then adultery. The documentary was excellent. It crossed the Indian censorship barrier and showed us full on, the nature of these men. These are but a few of the many rapists and shallow minded people in India. The key to a better future is to incite change by pushing men and women to not only report these rapes but also protest more and more. Rape is one parasite that India has to exterminate as soon as

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