Psychologist turned filmmaker Sujatha Balakrishnan talks about ‘I Am Sufficient” which offers with comparability and the necessity for self validation
As youngsters we have been continually being in comparison with siblings and friends; as adults we are likely to measure ourselves in opposition to others round us. The ill-effects of fixed comparability types the premise of ‘I Am Sufficient’ a brief movie scripted by Sujatha Balakrishnan.
In her expertise as a psychologist for over twenty years, Sujatha Balakrishnan often comes throughout individuals coping with problems with self-acceptance.
“I strongly consider our self analysis is very influenced by the validation of others. This in turns impacts our self value and self worth,” says Sujatha Balakrishnan.
“That is very true amongst adolescents who’re in an idealistic disaster at that stage of their lives. They’re continually going through questions corresponding to, ‘Who am I? What do individuals consider me?’”
A very intense case the place a teen developed robust emotions of dislike in direction of an individual she was continually being in comparison with, made Sujatha realise higher consciousness was wanted on the subject.
American social psychologist Leon Festinger, recognized for his Concept of Social Comparability, has been an affect on Sujatha’s skilled life. “Leon Festinger believed that we interact on this comparability course of as a approach of creating a benchmark by which we will make correct evaluations of ourselves,” she says.
‘I Am Sufficient’ is the story of a promising younger swimmer who is continually being measured by the tutorial success of her finest buddy and the influence it has on their relationship in addition to on the psychological state of the protagonist herself. It additionally sheds gentle on how mother and father, lecturers and friends unknowingly irritate the psychological trauma by not being extra supportive.
The story and screenplay of ‘I Am Sufficient’ have been written by Sujatha Balakrishnan and directed by Pooja Pandey Tripathi with Usha Rao dealing with the digicam and enhancing. The brief movie took about two months to jot down and two weeks to movie.
Theatre for Change which débuts within the movie style in affiliation with Being Theatre will likely be presenting I Am Sufficient on YouTube on October 15.