Watch the documentary Small Family, Happy Family (on Kanopy)

Watch the documentary Small Family, Happy Family (on

Description: As India grapples with its booming population, women have been caught in the crossfire – sterilized in horrific conditions at the hands of the government. Through the narrative of Mitilesh, a young mother who undergoes sterilization, the film reveals how reproductive health policies affect the countrys most vulnerable.

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Write a word essay summarizing the film’s story and giving your reaction to it. Pay particular attention to the following: What are your thoughts about Mitilesh’s decision? Does she undertake it freely? Also, take special note of any “ethnocentric” reactions you may have to the movie. Does “moral relativism” come into play here? Do you feel you have a right to judge?