CIFF47: PSQ March 22 – April 1, 2023 | Streams April 2 – April 9, 2023

Ask the Sexpert

Year: 2017
Country: United States
Language: English, Hindi
Run Time: 83 minutes

Ask the Sexpert
Ask the Sexpert
Ask the Sexpert
Ask the Sexpert

Dr. Mahinder Watsa is India’s most unassuming and compassionate celebrity. For years, the 93-year-old former gynecologist has written a daily sex advice column in The Mumbai Mirror called “Ask The Sexpert.” This touching, humorous documentary follows Dr. Watsa through his day-to-day life, which revolves around helping people understand their own bodies and sexuality. With no trace of judgment and endless patience, he answers readers’ intimate, sex-related questions—no query is too naive or risqué—and holds private counseling sessions for people with physical and emotional concerns. Nothing fazes Dr. Watsa—not his newspaper facing an obscenity lawsuit because of the column, not the strangers who approach him on the street for photos, not sex education being banned in many Indian schools, and not family members who worry about him working too hard. ASK THE SEXPERT is a testament to the ways passionate advocates can make a difference despite seemingly insurmountable odds. (In English and Hindi with subtitles) —A.Z.

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Friday, April 06, 2018 at 2:10 PM

Sunday, April 08, 2018 at 9:30 AM

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Vaishali Sinha

Vaishali Sinha is an award-winning producer and director. Originally from Mumbai, she now resides in Brooklyn, New York. Sinha speaks regularly at events and has served as a jury member at multiple film festivals.

Made In India (2010) – CIFF35, ASK THE SEXPERT (2017)

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