The documentary is about 4 people, belonging to different socio-cultural backgrounds, born and brought up in the matrilineal society of Shillong, Meghalaya. One thing that is strikingly common in all 4 stories is that each one of them, irrespective of their differences, is a ‘homemaker’ trying to make a home for themselves and their loved ones, on their own terms, with utmost pride and authority. These stories have the potential to change something within us. The conviction with which they speak about equality among genders and their responsibilities as an individual, says a lot about their society and the norms that are being followed, which is beautiful. It is beautiful in a way that it makes you happy and sad at the same time because you realize that it’s not the case in most parts of our country. Therefore, I think these stories deserve to be out there for us to be inspired by.
Through this documentary, I want to bring people’s attention to the fact that women empowerment need not involve women competing with men, to gain equality and freedom, but having the right to choose what they want. I want to bring awareness about how women need to start celebrating their very innate feminine traits of being sensitive, nurturing, and caring rather than forcing masculine traits upon themselves, to feel empowered and equal. There is nothing wrong with being the homemaker of the house, if that’s what one wants, and the same goes for anyone who wants to do something which is considered to be conventionally masculine, and vice versa. The idea is to be free of gender norms, shake the old systems a bit, and end some age-old patterns of shaming feminine traits.