Psychologist turned filmmaker Sujatha Balakrishnan talks about ‘I Am Enough” which deals with comparability and the necessity for self validation
As kids we have been continuously 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 varieties the premise of ‘I Am Enough’ a brief film scripted by Sujatha Balakrishnan.
In her expertise as a psychologist for over twenty years, Sujatha Balakrishnan often comes throughout individuals dealing with points of self-acceptance.
“I strongly believe our self evaluation is highly influenced by the validation of others. This in turns affects our self worth and self esteem,” says Sujatha Balakrishnan.
“This is especially true amongst adolescents who are in an idealistic crisis at that stage of their lives. They are constantly facing questions such as, ‘Who am I? What do people think of me?’”
A very intense case the place an adolescent developed sturdy emotions of dislike in the direction of an individual she was continuously being in comparison with, made Sujatha realise higher consciousness was wanted on the subject.
American social psychologist Leon Festinger, identified for his Theory of Social Comparison, has been an affect on Sujatha’s skilled life. “Leon Festinger believed that we engage in this comparison process as a way of establishing a benchmark by which we can make accurate evaluations of ourselves. People engage in this comparison process as a way of establishing a benchmark to make accurate evaluations of themselves,” she says.
‘I Am Enough’ is the story of a promising younger swimmer who is consistently being measured by the tutorial success of her greatest buddy and the impression it has on their relationship in addition to on the psychological state of the protagonist herself. It additionally sheds mild on how dad and mom, academics and friends unknowingly irritate the psychological trauma by not being extra supportive.
The story and screenplay of ‘I Am Enough’ have been written by Sujatha Balakrishnan and directed by Pooja Pandey Tripathi with Usha Rao dealing with the digicam and modifying. The brief film took about two months to write down and two weeks to film.
Theatre for Change which débuts within the film style in affiliation with Being Theatre will probably be presenting I Am Enough on YouTube on October 15.