FILM FEST "Documentary Bears Witness : Travelling Film South Asia 2018 - A Festival of South Asian Documentaries" > 1st to 4th August 2018 - Delhi Events
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FILM FEST "Documentary Bears Witness : Travelling Film South Asia 2018 - A Festival of South Asian Documentaries" > 1st to 4th August 2018

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Venue : Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), 40 Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate
Travelling Film South Asia Creative

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Entry : Free (Seating on First-Come First-Served Basis)

Venue : C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), 40 Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi-110003

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Event Description : 
FILM FEST "Documentary Bears Witness : Travelling Film South Asia 2018 - A Festival of South Asian Documentaries" 

A festival of 12 exceptional nonfiction films from South Asia produced in the last two years. The festival encapsulates the flavors of the Subcontinent with filmsabout people from Afghanistan, Burma, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The festival includes the award winners of Film Southasia Festival 2017, Kathmandu as well as other films selected to showcase the variety, treatment and intensity that marks the world of Southasian documentary and non-fiction. Organised with Film Southasia, Kathmandu; and in collaboration with New Imaginations: Jindal School of Journalism and Communication, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonepat

Schedule : 

1st August : 

AT 18:00
Introduction By Ms Mitu Varma, Director Film Southasia, Kathmandu

Followed by
Amdavad Ma Famous (Famous in Ahmedabad; India)
(30 min; 2015; dvd; English subtitles)
Director: Hardik Mehta
Set during the kaleidoscopic backdrop of the biggest kite-flying festival in India, Amdavad ma Famous, an uplifting transformation of 11-year-old Zaid from child to passionate and aggressive kite-runner

AT 18:45 
Demons in Paradise (Sri Lanka)
(94 min; 2017; dvd; English & with subtitles)
Director: Jude Ratnam

A Tamil documentary filmmaker in Sri Lanka analyses the two-and half decade long civil war from the inside 

2nd August : 

AT 18:00
Is it Too Much to Ask (India)
(30 min; 2017; dvd; English subtitles)
Director: Leena Manimekalai

Is it Too Much to Ask follows the journey of two friends, Smile and Glady, looking for a rental apartment in Chennai and the obstacles and social stigma they encounter in the process for being single and for being transgender women. A delicate documentary that treats a sensitive subject with lightness while exposing society’s prejudices

At 18:40 
32 Souls (Myanmar)
(25 min; 2016; dvd; English subtitles)
Director: Sai Naw Kham

A quietly poetic work on the rhythms of daily life, of mortality, and the persistence of memory in Myanmar

At 19:15 
Fireflies in the Abyss (India)
(88 min; 2015; dvd; English & with subtitles)
Director: Chandrasekhar Reddy

In the Jaintia Hills of Northeast India, boys and men descend into the abyss of the 'rat-holes' to scratch coal out of hard rock, with nothing more than a pickaxe and a head-torch. One of them is Suraj, an 11-year old boy. Born in the mines to Nepali immigrants, Suraj cherishes the hope of getting out of the coal-pit someday. But despite the hardships and pain of separation, we see pride, generosity and sacrifice

3rd August : 

AT 18:00
Rasan Piya (India)
(80 min; 2016; dvd; English subtitles)
Director: Niharika Popli

The story of an extraordinary musician, poet and teacher, Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan who represented the 16th generation of Miyan Tansen’s lineage. He continued to compose, teach, travel and perform across India until his death in February 2016 at the age of 107 years

At 19:30 
Among the Believers (Pakistan)
(84 min; 2015; dvd; English & with subtitles)
Directors: Hemal Trivedi, Mohammed Ali Naqvi

Charismatic cleric Abdul Aziz Ghazi, an ISIS supporter and Taliban ally, is waging jihad against the Pakistani state. His dream is to impose a strict version of Shariah law throughout the country, as a model for the world. Among the Believers follows Aziz on his very personal quest to create an Islamic utopia, during the bloodiest period in Pakistan’s modern history


4th August : 

At 11:00 
Trembling Mountain (Nepal)
(83 min; 2016; dvd; English & with subtitles)
Director: KesangTseten

On April 25, 2015 Nepal was hit by a quake measuring 7.9 on the Richter Scale. Among the worst hit was the prime trekking destination of Langtang. A glacial collapse caused an avalanche of rock, ice and mud, resulting in an air blast, equal to half the force of the Hiroshima atom bomb. A story of destruction and loss, slowly replaced by rebuilding and hope

At 12:40
Overruled (Afghanistan)
(52 min; 2016; dvd; English subtitles)
Directors: Fernaz 

Overruled recounts the lives and hopes of young Afghan refugees in Iran. Working as ball boys in tennis clubs in Teheran, they become proficient enough in the game to compete in competitions. But continue to be viewed as outsiders in the eyes of the Iranians and are faced with the constant threat of detention and deportation

At 14:00 
Lock and Key (India)
(83 min; 2017; dvd; English & with subtitles)
Director: Shilpi Gulati

A story told with compassion and kindness of the families of five men in Punjab recovering from the rampant drug problem in the state. While they struggle to establish new relationships with their pasts, their partners strive to redefine the meaning of love and the labour of everyday life

At 15:30
The Shepherdess of the Glaciers (India)
(74 min; 2016; dvd; English subtitles)
Directors: Stanzin Dorjai, Christiane Mordelet

Way up in Ladakh at 16,500 feet, lives a shepherdess with a flock of 250 sheep and pashmina goats on a huge deserted rock-strewn mountain. Documented by her brother over four seasons, the film depicts both her world of icy loneliness and the unbreakable bond between humans and animals

From 17:00 to 18:30 
Conversations on Documentary As Protest
A conversation with leading documentary filmmakers – Pankaj Butalia, Sanjay Kak, Vani Subramaniam, Nakul Singh Sawhney
Introduction: Kishalay Bhattacharjee, Associate Professor & Associate Dean, New Imaginations, Jindal School of Journalism and Communication

At 18:40  
Soz: A Ballad of Maladies (India)
(85 min; 2016; dvd; English & with subtitles)
Directors: Tushar Madhav, Sarvnik Kaur
Of folk, rock and hip-hop, this documentary captures the rhythm and blues of resistance in the Kashmir valley

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