Currently in development, SEND US YOUR BROTHER is a feature length documentary that attempts to get inside the hearts and minds of Indian men and explores the relationship between masculinity and religion, nationalism, media, violence, culture, democracy and now thankfully, hope—for like everything in India, masculinity too is in a state of flux. Struggling between the old and the new, tradition and modernity, India’s sons are starting to question who and what they are.
Part of a global outreach campaign designed to get the world thinking and talking about how "men" are created, our aim is to use the film to have a global dialogue and to take that conversation beyond gender—because that’s where equality lies--in the dismantling of old ideas about what it means to be a man or a woman.
To end, we'll share how we came up with the title—on one of Nisha's journeys in Punjab with The World Before Her outreach tour she heard about a song that women would sing in Punjabi villages after killing an unwanted new-born girl. They would bury the girl, gather around her grave and sing: Go back to where you came from and never return. Instead, send us your brother.
That song is what inspired this film.