Having studied cultural anthropology and film, UBC MFA Film Production student Dhruv Dhawan decided to delve deeper into timeless questions surrounding sex, love, marriage, and infidelity by making a documentary.
Why Knot will combine interviews with researchers and Dhawan’s own experiences to explore instincts, urges, morals, jealousy, betrayal, and fulfilment.
Among the experts who weigh in in the film are psychologist Christopher Ryan, coauthor of the book Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality; Dossie Easton, a psychotherapist and coauthor of The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships & Other Adventures (second edition); historian Stephanie Coontz, who wrote Marriage, A History: How Love Conquered Marriage; and evolutionary biologist David Barash and psychologist Judith Lipton, authors of The Myth of Monogamy: Fidelity and Infidelity in Animals and People.
In order to complete the film, Dhawan is seeking crowd-funding, appealing for donations via Indiegogo. The project is part of his master’s degree in film production.
Read the full Georgia Straight article here: straight.com/life/health-features
Find out more about the Why Not Indiegogo campaign and see the provocative trailer. indiegogo.com/projects/why-knot-breaking-the-silence-on-monogamy