Sunday, March 10, 2013

Scattered windows- connected doors. Celebrating Women.

Some time back I had mentioned on my blog about being featured in a documentary film made by the all woman production house zero rules, and how awesome it was to be a part of it. The documentary 'Scattered windows--connected doors' features eight inspiring Indian women who have defined success their way. And yes, I was a part of it.

A short version of this was made for Accenture India, as a part of their International Womens  Day celebrations. The longer version of this (which is a work in progress and expected to be ready by the end of the month) will be screened at International Film Festivals, and other film festivals. And it might even be released in the multiplexes in India! (fingers crossed!)

The response to the documentary which premiered at accenture was PHENOMENAL. It was very well made, beautifully captured and completely grabbed the audience attention from the start. Awesome cinematography by Bakul Sharma and Brilliant Direction by Roohi Dixit and Ziba Bhagwagar has resulted in a 'must watch' film. (It is not yet available online. Will share when it becomes available)

See for yourself what I am raving about--here are the teasers:








I was also a part of the panel discussion which happened at Accenture on 8th March 2013. Accenture has a networking forum called Vaahini and it is open to not just Accenture employees but to the others too. (click on the link to know more about it. It is a really useful Forum). It has about 64000 members and  non-members could register and login and watched the proceedings live. (which I thought was pretty awesome).


 I felt wonderful to meet Roohi and Ziba, once again. I missed Bakul.

Bakul Sharma, Roohi Dixit and Ziba Bhagwagar



 Three days of intense shooting (they were in my home with the film crew, from morning to night for three whole days) resulted in a great emotional connect with them, and we have become good friends now.
At Accenture office. Roohi and me.


 The documentary received well-deserved applause and then the panel discussion started. For me it was a mind blowing experience to interact with Akai, who is a transgender. The other person on the panel was differently abled (hearing) and yet has a successful career. It was moderated by Rebecca Schmitt from Accenture, who has been with the company for 18 years and is the HR Director at Accenture. Akai's story moved everyone to tears and when she finished there wasn't a dry eye in the audience. I was deeply moved by her story. I shall put up the videos of the panel discussion as and when they become available online.

 I got many messages after the panel discussion where people told me they felt very inspired after hearing me (I am so glad) and here is one message, which someone wrote on my FB page, after the discussion: "Dear Priti, heard you on Vaahini's discussion panel yesterday. It was truly inspiring, motivating and like thousand others I wanted to tell you that your book has pushed me to make and full fill my secret wish list!!! "

 All in all, a great event and kudos to Accenture to organize it on this scale. (They had organized it really well and every small detail was taken care of. I was very impressed with their offices too) . After the event, many people came upto me and told me that they read my blog silently and have been reading for many years but they don't comment. They said they wait for the posts and check everyday if there is a new post. :)

 For me, my readers are indeed special. I have an emotional connect with my readers. Those who have been reading my blog for many years, will know the amount of support that I have got from the blogging community and I am grateful for that!

Have a great sunday folks--and do watch the teasers embedded here and tell me what you thought of it. Would love to hear from you.

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18 comments:

  1. It's really commendable to see you contributing to cause and raise awareness.
    Cheers
    Vishal
    www.vishalbheeroo.wordpress.com

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  2. Hey Preeti...
    Saw you on the Live WebCast.. As always you looked stunning.. :) :) And it was great to listen to all that you had to share..
    Loads of good wishes for the future.

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    1. Thanks so much Megha for the kindness! If you come across the link to the panel discussion (if posted on youtube) do share!

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    2. The Documentary is up on the Accenture Site and You tube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=au1uHCEiAzs

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    3. And here is the link of the online event - http://www.accenture.com/Microsites/vaahini/in-the-spotlight/Pages/defining-success.aspx

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    4. Much appreciate Megha! Thanks a ton :)

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  3. WOW! I too saw you on the live webcast :) and you are my role model :) It's nice to see you supporting such a wondeful cause :)

    Nupur
    http://www.purplefantassyy.blogspot.in/

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    1. Thank you Nupur. Yeah--Akai's story was very moving.

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  4. Seeing the teasers makes me want to see the full documentary soon.
    Have yet to log on to Vaahini but from what you have written it must truly be an emotional experience.

    You truly are inspiring for many

    --Seema

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  5. Hey Preeti,

    I thought i shouldnt be silent anymore here as i met you on the womans day celebration at Accenture that day , I came to that celebration half heartdly ( as it was far from the place where i stay ) but my manager convinced me to come , And when i reached there and suddenly somebody told me that 'you' were there, I was delighted. I thanked my manager for convincing me to come there :P because it was so much worth it , everything , from the really well made documentary to the panel discussion , to meeting you , everything was just too good. :).

    Keep writing, I really wait for your posts every day. That gives me a good start for the day :).

    Regards
    Sonal

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    1. Thank you Sonal! :) If you send me your pic i will probably remember you. I have a good memory for faces :)

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    2. Okay, I will do that by mail :)

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  6. can't wait for the full documentary... loved the teaser!!!may u progress like the flying kite...attaining new heights every time!!bestest of luck n love! :-))

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  7. Wao!
    What an inspiration film!
    Loved every bit of it................and you too :)

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  8. Loved the teaser... Great job by the team... !! Eagerly Waiting for the documentary..

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