Project Wild Women

Project Wild Women encloses how women despite their pre-decided boundaries have broken through the mainstream and achieved what was never imagined in Indian society.
In photo- Anissa Lamare, a downhill mountain biker from Shillong enjoying her evening while shooting for the film Project Wild Women. She was so excited about the entire concept of putting fire in a small patch of bushes and ride with fire.



Kopal Goyal

Running time

23 minutes

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Our Judges say:

Strong women achieving their dreams in sports that haven't always been accessible to them.

Jimmy Hyland

"What will you achieve by climbing mountains?"

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

The filmmaker, 26, born and raised in a small village, wanted to escape the stifling surroundings of her orthodox family. She thought to herself if she is the only one fighting to keep her passion for sports alive or are there other girls like her. With many questions in her mind, she went on a journey across India to find women like her and start a dialogue with them. During the journey, she found 13 women practising 11 different extreme and alternative sports. The film explores her conversations with these women and gives us a glimpse into their life of practising extreme and alternative sports, and what drives these women in a country such as India where women pursuing extreme sports are still looked down upon.