Sex, Lies and Frustration in India

Despite being the home of the world’s most famous and ancient sex manual, the Kama Sutra, India is nowadays a nation afraid to talk openly about sex. Thanks to colonial rule by stuffy Victorians and religious leaders proclaiming that sex for pleasure is a sin, sex is more taboo now than centuries ago. But change is coming, India is modernising and young Indians are attempting to break the silence. We meet the radio hosts, doctors, tv presenters and young people who are leading the charge, showing their fellow countrymen that sex is not something to be afraid of but something to be enjoyed.

We also see a darker side of the nation and meet the women standing up for their rights to be heard and treated with respect in a an unequal society. A society where women who have been raped are unlikely to find help from police who believe that going out late at night or drinking alcohol mean that they must wanted it to happen.


  • Year: 2013
  • Duration: 44 mins
  • Production: Les films de la tour
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  • Available Versions: FRA
  • Country of production: France

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