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Ask the Sexpert
Vaishali Sinha / 2017, India-USA
83min / digital
The 93-year-old Dr. Mahinder Watsa rose to fame for his straight talking and humorous advice in a daily sex column for the Mumbai Mirror founded in 2005. Over the course of several decades, Dr. Mahinder Watsa has promoted the importance of sexual pleasure, consent and information as a route to gender equality and health. A retired obstetrician and gynecologist, he spearheaded the first ever sexuality education program in India in 1976 during his time at the Family Planning Association of India. To date Dr. Watsa estimates he has answered more than 40,000 questions, the vast majority seeking basic information. The film also follows his critic, a censorship rights rights activist and a political science professor who files a court case against Dr. Watsa and the newspaper for obscenity. ASK THE SEXPERT provides a first ever look at the man behind the public persona and cult phenomenon of Dr. Mahinder Watsa – a feminist man in a deeply patriarchal society and a modern India that wants to talk about sex.
Thursday, July 12 at 7 pm