Why not me?

Varsha

Varsha is from a working-class family. Set against the backdrop of misconceptions about participation in vaccine trials, she is coming to terms with her only son deciding to sign up to participate in a vaccine trial. Will she stop him or support him?

Written By Sudha Bhuchar
Performed in English by Shaheen Khan     

The urdu translation was performed by Shobu Kapoor.

The punjabi version was written and performed by Sudha Bhuchar.

Translations


Nilufer is our Bengali take on Varsha. In order to make it culturally relevant we have modified the name of the character and her background.  Nilufer is from a working-class family. Set against the backdrop of misconceptions about participation in vaccine trials, Nilufer is coming to terms with her only son deciding to sign up to participate in a vaccine trial. Will she stop him or support him?

Written By Sudha Bhuchar 
Performed By Leesa Ghazi 

Background to this project

Building on the inclusive approach of COVID and Me (the first collection of short films we co-produced to raise awareness of COVID-19 research) we are again employing the art of storytelling and drama to build awareness and trust in vaccine research.

You will see a number of characters from the original series making a return as we chart their progress through the pandemic. 

We hope the films are a powerful way to engage communities to start their own debate, overcome fear and help people start to break down their barriers to vaccine research.