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  • Boys Who Like Girls

  • Original Title:
  • Miehen malli
  • Screening Time:
  • Year:
  • 2018

  • Teenager Ved comes from a violent home in the Mumbai slums. When he joins a project aiming to foster healthy masculinity, he begins to realise there may be a brighter path for his future than the one paved by his abusive, controlling father. One of Ved’s mentors is Harish, a gentle man in his 50s who has dedicated his life to abolishing toxic masculinity. Through the support Ved gets, he takes his first wobbly steps into adult life while developing an unlikely new passion: dancing. Boys Who Like Girls is a coming of age story set in the aftermath of the infamous 2012 Delhi gang rape and the rise of the #MeToo movement. The world is in the midst of furious discussion about gendered violence and what it means to be a man. Will Ved’s generation of boys be the first that actually likes girls?

    Director’s Statement: My film was born in the aftermath of the 2012 Delhi gang rape. This exceptionally violent case made me feel hopeless about male/female relationships, but one day I saw light at the end of the tunnel. I read an article about men in India who were fighting misogyny alongside women, as allies. They made me thankful and relieved. I wanted to tell their story, to give female viewers the same sense of hope I felt, and to invite male viewers into the gender discussion, only this time not as antagonists.

  • Director:
  • Inka Achté
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
  • Duration:
  • 80 min.
  • Status:
  • Completed
  • Country:
  • Finland, India, Norway
  • Production Company:
  • Napafilms
    Leena Nuorteva
  • Sales Company:
  • First Hand Films
  • About the Director:
    Inka Achté has 15 years of experience working in film and TV as a director, scriptwriter, sales agent and a consultant at Raindance Film Institute. She has received a BA in Film and TV Studies from the Lahti University of Applied Sciences and an MA in Documentary Directing from the National Film and Television School in the UK.
  • « Back to Catalogue
  • Boys Who Like Girls Image
  • Boys Who Like Girls

  • Miehen malli
  • Year:
  • 2018

  • Director:
  • Inka Achté
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
  • Duration:
  • 80 min.
  • Status:
  • Completed
  • Country:
  • Finland, India, Norway
  • Production Company:
  • Napafilms
    Leena Nuorteva
  • Sales Company:
  • First Hand Films
  • Teenager Ved comes from a violent home in the Mumbai slums. When he joins a project aiming to foster healthy masculinity, he begins to realise there may be a brighter path for his future than the one paved by his abusive, controlling father. One of Ved’s mentors is Harish, a gentle man in his 50s who has dedicated his life to abolishing toxic masculinity. Through the support Ved gets, he takes his first wobbly steps into adult life while developing an unlikely new passion: dancing. Boys Who Like Girls is a coming of age story set in the aftermath of the infamous 2012 Delhi gang rape and the rise of the #MeToo movement. The world is in the midst of furious discussion about gendered violence and what it means to be a man. Will Ved’s generation of boys be the first that actually likes girls?

    Director’s Statement: My film was born in the aftermath of the 2012 Delhi gang rape. This exceptionally violent case made me feel hopeless about male/female relationships, but one day I saw light at the end of the tunnel. I read an article about men in India who were fighting misogyny alongside women, as allies. They made me thankful and relieved. I wanted to tell their story, to give female viewers the same sense of hope I felt, and to invite male viewers into the gender discussion, only this time not as antagonists.

  • About the Director:
    Inka Achté has 15 years of experience working in film and TV as a director, scriptwriter, sales agent and a consultant at Raindance Film Institute. She has received a BA in Film and TV Studies from the Lahti University of Applied Sciences and an MA in Documentary Directing from the National Film and Television School in the UK.