At the other end of the world: India. It was difficult for Chahinaz to imagine this country, poor but developed. The issue of women is another Indian paradox: on the one hand, women are worshipped as goddesses of knowledge (Saraswati), wealth (Laxmi) and power (Shakti)... On the other hand, thousands of women suffer domestic violence every day. Thousands of others are burned, poisoned because their dowries are not sufficient, or killed before birth through the technology of sex determination...
Of three and a half million elected representatives in India, over a third are now women. Does this mean a shift in attitudes? The Indian director Neelima Mathur takes us to a village in northern India, in the province of Himachal Pradesh, to meet Shakuntala Sharma. At 50, she was elected to the board of her village...