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Ponichala (W/T)

Project status
In development
Ponichala (W/T)

Blind Georgian teenager Keto is insecure about her body. The only thing she wants in life is to be seen and respected, but society and her mother make it hard for her to achieve this. Our collective idea of what makes someone pretty in society is based on their proximity to whiteness, thinness and being non-disabled. The next generation of girls and young women are currently searching for a new identity. But living in a society heavily influenced by patriarchal thoughts, how do we really know who we are? The documentary PONICHALA tells this story through Keto, who lives in the drug hotspot of Georgia (the former Soviet republic). It is a film about empowerment, new body images and the definition of beauty.