- Country:Njemačka, Indija
- Director:Manuela Bastian
- Actors:Devki Verma
Devki finds herself in a continuous conflict between her wish to be emancipated and the deeply-rooted traditions of Indian society. The film Where to, Miss? tells the story of a courageous young Indian woman over a period of three years, as she goes through three stages and roles : daughter, wife, mother. Her greatest wish in life is to become a taxi driver. She would like to ensure that other women reach home safely and would like to be financially independent. On the path to achieving her goal, she must withstand the opposition of her father, then her husband and in the end her father in law. Her daily routine is defined by the constant battle to defend her aspirations and to simultaneously pave a way for her to achieve her dreams without alienating her family. Where to, Miss? follows Devki’s story, as it tell us why Indian women find it difficult to free themselves from their traditional roles.
Manuela Bastian was born in 1987 in Munich and grew up not far from the Bavarian capital city. Due to an exchange program in 2005 she visited a school in England for three month. At the age of 18 Manuela realized her first short documentary film on an orphanage in Kenya. After her ‘Abitur’ certificate at the Waldorf School in Landsberg am Lech Manuela completed a six month internship at the documentary film production company Filmkraft in Munich. In the following, she studied Art at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich from 2009-2011. In 2011 she traveled to India once again and realized the one hour documentary film Pink Struggle. Since 2012 Manuela Bastian studies documentary at Filmakademie Baden Württemberg.
Tickets for screenings at Cinestar Vukovar, Danubian Sand Island, Borovo Cinema, Valpovo culture center, Centar znanja Vinkovci, Vucedol museum are free. For screenings at locations - Terrace of Agency for Waterways and Castle Eltz Park admission is 15 HRK. Tickets.