Memories of fear

Memories of fear [1997]

57 minutes | Format: 16mm




Four parallel narratives trace the path of growing up of girl children of various age groups. The film deals with the shattering of their dreams, the construction of their desires, the growing alienation from their bodies and the formation of fear. The experiential narratives are juxtaposed with interviews of older women who have gone through violent marriages and are able to trace the connection between the construction of feminity and marital violence.


Memories of Fear explores the interplay between sexuality, construction of fear, and women's own contribution to the system that continues to denigrate them.


Awarded National Award for best film on social issues, 1996




Script & Direction: Madhusree Dutta


Camera: K U Mohanan


Editing: Sujata Narula


Recordist: Hari Pillai


Music: D Wood, Vikram Joglekar