Swan

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Ask The Sexpert
Sequoia 1Sat, May 5 8:30 PM
How did sex get to be a taboo subject in the land of the Kama Sutra? That mystery won’t be solved here, but more intimate questions do get answered by Mumbai’s resident sexpert, Dr. Mahinder Watsa. Whether approached through his popular newspaper column or at his doorstep, the 91-year-old former gynecologist and sex educator offers nonjudgmental advice to India’s sexually forlorn. Watsa separates science from superstition, patiently hearing out the (often hilariously) misinformed before delivering the relief-inducing prognosis: “it’s normal.” Yet the idea of openly discussing sexual pleasure stirs up the social conservatives, and the doctor gets sued regularly by the likes of Dr. Pratihba Naitthani who admits, “I’m not interested in people’s sexual health.” That mostly heterosexual men do the asking is another indicator of how much more work Watsa has to do, but if a placid demeanor and quick wit are indicators of longevity, he’s got time. Preceded by SWAN US 2017, 3 min, Direc
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Film Info
Country:US
Running Time:3 min.
Director:Laetitia Jacquart
J.P. Dobrin
Producer:Laetitia Jacquart
J.P. Dobrin
Screenwriter:n/a
Cinematographer:Laetitia Jacquart
J.P. Dobrin
Editor:Laetitia Jacquart
J.P. Dobrin
Cast:Duane Guosa

Description

As the loudspeaker announces 15 minutes until the start of the show, a ballet soloist prepares to dance.

IN PERSON: Co-director J.P. Dobrin

Additional Information


Jean-Philippe "J.P." Dobrin is a documentary filmmaker and photographer based in Oakland, California. He specializes in human interest stories and has produced media for non-profit, advertising and editorial outlets.

Laetitia Jacquart is a documentary filmmaker, editor and teacher based in Oakland. Her documentary and essay work explores themes of transformation, exile, or life in the margins.