Based on a national award winning film
Is there justice outside courtrooms for a rape victim? The law might take its own course, but what does a woman do when the society shuts its door on her?
Onaatah, a young victim of sexual assault, is shattered from inside. Shunned and shamed by the society, including the man she loved, she sees a very long and hopeless road ahead of her. When almost on the brink of giving up, she makes a journey, in search of hope, to discover her purpose in life. Along the way, she explores diversity of relationships and realises love has a vast and varied meaning.
Does she find what she is looking for? Does she remain a victim or emerge as a survivor?
“I must say that all of us were very taken up with this film (Onaatah). It’s a very admirable effort and the way it has been dealt with, very sensitively and very nicely. It is indeed one of the nicest films I have seen.”
- Ramesh Sippy
Chairperson of jury for Feature category of NFA.