Premiere Status: Canadian premiere
Title of the Film: The Pits
Country of Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2017
Running Time in minutes: 6:23
Synopsis: At 13, Dhruvi is appalled to learn the Indian food she eats every day makes her armpits smell funny. Her struggle with pungent food and bold spices resurfaces years later, when she’s drawn to a fellow South Asian student in university.
Director: Shetu Modi
Bio: Shetu Modi is a writer, director and editor based in Toronto. Shetu’s online documentary Drape, Tuck, Pleat was featured by Brown Girl Magazine. Her first narrative short, Hot Air, screened at festivals in Toronto and Los Angeles. She currently works at the Canadian Press as a video producer and editor.