The Lister Hill Center is excited to join the Sparkman Center for Global Health and the Office of Service Learning and Undergraduate Research in hosting the 2020 Social Spotlight. We will screen Ask the Sexpert, a feature length documentary about Dr. Mahinder Watsa, a highly popular 93-year-old sex advice columnist for a daily newspaper in Mumbai. Despite sex being a taboo topic in India, the column’s brand of non-moralistic advice and humor has emboldened many to write in with their questions. The columnist gains popularity even while a ban on comprehensive sex education in schools is adopted by approximately a third of India’s states.

After the film Vaishali Sinha, the producer and director, will give a short lecture and we will have time for a Q&A session.

This event has been postponed due to concerns over COVID-19. We hope to hold this event in the Fall.