The parents' guide to what's in this movie. While the subject is fascinating, Searching for Sheela is a problematic film, likely to give a bad name to journalism as it ignores every journalistic standard for even-handedness. Sheela would be a rich subject for a filmmaker willing to showcase and admire her charisma and intelligence as long as it also questioned her false and self serving pronouncements. Director Batra owes the audience more than Sheela's aggressive self defense, especially in the face of some irrefutable facts. Clips from decades past document Sheela as a combative, aggressive defender of the cult and her actions. She packs a pistol. She gives the finger. In a threatening tone, she promises to defend herself mightily if attacked. Batra never counters Sheela's false claims that she did not plead guilty, leaving viewers with a rosy picture of a woman wronged. Sheela proudly confesses she has not and never will seek "redemption" because she lacks the sense of guilt and shame necessary to motivate such a quest. "I have nothing to redeem myself from," she insists.