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Filmmaker focuses on female infanticide

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 30 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:56
  1. Sanjit Bagchi (, private medical practitioner and medical journalist
  1. Calcutta, India

    Matrubhoomi imagines a womanless world

    Aworld without women might sound absurd, but in parts of rural India, where female infanticide is on the increase, it might not seem such a distant scenario. The feature film Matrubhoomi, subtitled A Nation Without Women and set for general release in India this month, explores the hypothetical consequences of widespread female infanticide and, unsurprisingly, finds them devastating. Directed by the up and coming Manish Jha, Matrubhoomi is a horrifying tale of gender discrimination and violence against women in India. …

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