film review

Questions on Matriliny

An attempt to make a documentary film on Khasi matrilineal society is difficult. For one has to present contrasting views without prejudice. Aditya Seth was able to achieve this objective. The established filmmaker from Mumbai did extensive research on the subject. He came to Shillong in 2014, and started filming the documentary. Are They Better Off, screened at Riti Academy of Visual Arts, fluidly tells the story of Khasi people. Though without a narrator, the personalities interviewed produce a narrative that provokes multiple questions and interpretations.