Sex, Death and the Gods (2011)
This in depth documentary by Beeban Kidron depicts the extreme levels of exploitation faced by Devadasis in India. Young girls from lower castes who have just reached puberty are dedicated and ‘married’ to gods. The film provides an account of what happens after this dedication. More often than not, the circumstances force the girls to enter sex work which further exploits them, creating a vicious circle.
Language – English
Access Location(s) – Youtube
Director – Beeban Kidron
Year of Releasing – 2011
User – Students, Teacher, Teacher-Educators, In-Service teachers, Pre-Service teachers
Level – Undergraduate, Post-graduate