An enigmatic South Asian woman carefully navigates her love life, work life and family life as racial tensions simmer. But when she reaches a boiling point, she can no longer repress her hunger for a pound of flesh.
Inspired by intersectional feminist bell hook’s critical race essay “Eating the Other: Desire and Resistance”, EATING THE OTHER is a film that subverts the othering gaze of Whiteness. I wanted for once, to centre a Brown female voice and explore every day, quiet yet acerbic moments of racial micro-aggressions. The film offers a view of how this type of oppression feels for a Brown woman- complex and conflicted. A woman of South Asian heritage in the West who resists, who dares to be angry, is in a double bind of both expectations from her own culture and the normative White framework around her. This film explores that space and lets the viewer sit in that discomfort. This film is very important to me because I am expressing myself not only a director- but as a writer, actor and auteur. I am taking complete control of the narrative- and I have a very specific vision I want to share with the world. This film is a deeply personal reflection of my own experiences with racism, and this time I will not be derailed.