How She Moves

HOW SHE MOVES is a documentary short about the spirited Indu Mitha, a 90-year-old dance teacher in Pakistan, as she prepares for her final dance recital. A minority in both religion and profession, Indu has been teaching the classical Bharatanatyam dance form in Pakistan for 60 years. Though traditionally associated with stories of Hindu deities, under her creative direction, the form has been given a secular and feminist flavor in Pakistan. Through an exploration of the colorful artistry of Indu Mitha and her students, we come to see classical dance as a form of resistance.


  • Anya Raza
  • Aisha Linnea
  • Anya Raza is a Pakistani-Dutch filmmaker, writer, economist and stand-up comedian. With her diverse experience in the non-profit sector, Anya tells universal stories that encourage critical thinking and compassion. She is currently in pre-production on a documentary series and finishing her first novel.
  • Aisha is a Pakistani-American filmmaker based in Islamabad. Her work aims to celebrate uniquely Pakistani subcultures that don't fit comfortably within the greater cultural identity. She has directed shorts, commercials and music videos for local and international clients. Her work has been nominated for three Lux Style Awards and has garnered attention from media outlets such as the BBC, the Guardian, MTV, Al-Jazeera, Vice and more. She is currently in pre-production for a feature documentary
  • Producer

    • Anya Raza
  • Writer

  • Cast

    • Indu Mitha

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