Perfect In Her Own Right
Perfect In Her Own Right is a family story of three unique Indian women, told through the perspective of the youngest daughter in the family, Myra. The film was created to promote the Forest Essentials' perfume intense fragrances rose, jasmine and nargis (daffodil in Hindi). These specific flowers have rich cultural, symbolic and historic references in India, alluded to in the film. In the story, we meet Myra's grandmother, mother and elder sister, each named after one of the flowers. The characters have their own strengths, quirks and foibles and yet, like every woman across generations, each is perfect in her own right.
The film is based on the key Ayurvedic principle that the qualities of real beauty are strength, poise and radiance. These qualities are present in everyone but are expressed differently through our different natures.
Christina MacGillivray is a writer and director based in New Delhi, India. She is a consultant with the United Nations in Geneva on digital storytelling focused around immigration. Christina founded the production company Mummy Daddy Media in 2012. She is a former President William J. Clinton fellow in media and human rights. Christina has directed and produced films in more than a dozen countries including India, China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kenya, Austria, Malaysia and others. She has directed films for Google, the United Nations, the British Council and other cause-based organisations companies. Christina is specifically focused on empowering women and girls.