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A documentary by Vaishali Sinha
Rating: M18 (Sexual Content)
Running Time: 83 mins
Language: English and Hindi (with English subtitles)
Late-comers will not be admitted after 8pm.
Join us on 7 August 2019 for the screening of Ask the Sexpert, followed by a post-screening discussion with Tan Joo Hymn from AWARE.
Ask the Sexpert is a documentary about Dr. Mahinder Watsa, a popular 93-year-old sex advice columnist for a daily newspaper in Mumbai. Despite sex being a taboo topic in India, the column’s brand of non-moralistic advice and humour has emboldened many readers to write in with their questions. The column is very popular even while there is a ban on comprehensive sex education in schools in approximately a third of Indian states.
About the Speaker
Joo Hymn is the Coordinator for Community Engagement Workshops at AWARE. She is responsible for the Birds & Bees workshop for parents on starting meaningful conversations with children about relationships and sex. She also coordinates workshops for youths on topics such as consent, healthy relationships, peer support and comprehensive sexuality education.
Wednesday, 7 August 2019
7.30 pm – 9.30 pm
Level 16, The Pod
National Library Building
For access to The Pod, please proceed to the lift lobby opposite the information counter at Level 1.
This series features Asian cinematic stories that offer critical perspectives and interpretations of global issues. In its fourth edition, Alt Screen: Classroom Matters explores stories and issues related to the classroom, ways of disseminating knowledge and revealing lessons learnt beyond the classroom or textbooks.