8 year old Lila takes on the daunting task of learning how to cycle, as she faces an unfamiliar role-reversal at home.
If You Fall is based on my childhood experience of growing up in a home where my father was the primary caregiver and my mother was the primary breadwinner. This arrangement was different from what I saw around me as a child back then, but I was always proud to belong to an unusually unorthodox home. Through the eyes of an innocent child, I wanted to show the challenges and advantages of such a role-reversal, and how the child gradually becomes aware of the family dynamics and complexities.
I was keen to draw a parallel to this dynamic, and so the story of Lila learning how to ride a cycle evolved. Just like her parents in their unconventional roles, the child has to overcome the unfamiliar, keep trying even if she falls, and know that her family will be there to pick her up.
Contact: Tisha Deb Pillai
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