DOC FILM / TALK : Kriti Film Club presents "Facing the Sun" in English about North East Women in Delhi > 7pm on 12th October 2018 - Delhi Events
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DOC FILM / TALK : Kriti Film Club presents "Facing the Sun" in English about North East Women in Delhi > 7pm on 12th October 2018

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Venue : Amaltas Hall, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road
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Time : 7:00 pm Add to Calendar 12/10/2018 19:00 12/10/2018 20:30 Asia/Kolkata DOC FILM / TALK : Kriti Film Club presents "Facing the Sun" in English about North East Women in Delhi Event Page : https://www.delhievents.com/2018/10/documentary-talk-kriti-film-club-facing-sun-north-east-women-india-habitat-centre.html Amaltas Hall, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003 DD/MM/YYYY

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

Venue : Amaltas Hall, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003
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Event Description : DOC FILM : Kriti Film Club presents "Facing the Sun" in English

The film will be followed by a panel discussion on the experiences of women from the North East, while navigating through the city of Delhi through the feminist lens. Panelists: Rajat Ghose, Megha Kashyap, Ruth Chawngthu, Prerona Saikia and Leki Thungon. 

The film presents personal reflections of young women who have migrated from the North East to Delhi. With their distinctive culture and appearance, they experience life in the big city as empowerment and independence on the one hand, and prejudice and discrimination on the other. Followed by a panel on the experiences of women from the North East while navigating through the city of Delhi featuring Rajat Ghose, Mergha Kashyap, Ruth Chawngthu, Prerona Saikiaand, Leki Thungon.

Year : 2012

Film Duration : 26 mins.

About the Film maker: Born in Calcutta, Rajat Ghose, had a deep interest in cinema from his early childhood. He worked as an assistant with Producers of Advertising Commercials, Documentaries and Corporate films. He scripted short films for Television.Since 1998 Rajat has been working in Delhi. He was Associate Producer on STAR TV’s INDIA BUSINESS WEEK, a popular business program where he had the responsibility of making short films on different business endeavours. He worked as an Episode Director and as an Associate Producer for programs on BBC World. As a Writer and Director, he has made several documentaries for Government of India and the social sector and several corporate films for multi national companies.

About the Panelists: 

Ruth Chawngthu is a recent graduate in Political Science from Kamla Nehru College, Delhi University. She is a freelance writer and co-founder of Nazariya: A Grassroots LGBT-Straight Alliance. She is also a former Digital Editor of Feminism in India. She believes in radical politics and likes to make memes.

Megha Kashyap is a Gender Rights practitioner from Assam. Currently with Oxfam India. Also Global youth advisor for Global Partnership for education. 

Leki Thungon is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology, Lady Shri Ram College. She is originally from Arunachal Pradesh but has lived in Delhi for almost two decades now. She is also an infrequent writer.

Prerona Saikia is currently pursuing her second masters in Sociology from JNU. Her research area pertains to Gender, Labour and social movements. She recently interned at Mittika where she was tasked to map the narratives of women from varied backgrounds living in Delhi under the project 'Festival of Voices'.


On the sidelines: The Festival of Voices exhibition will present five stories in form of a panel display. These are few of the collected stories from the women  who make up the city of Delhi--stories of women who have challenged the norms, disrupted the status quo, resisted and persisted in the face of adversity. The Festival of Voices aims to foreground the voices of these women to bring out the reality of women's experiences in Delhi. The ultimate goal is to sensitize and engage citizens to strengthen the call for gender equality. 

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DOC FILM / TALK : Kriti Film Club presents "Facing the Sun" in English about North East Women in Delhi > 7pm on 12th October 2018 DOC FILM / TALK : Kriti Film Club presents "Facing the Sun" in English about North East Women in Delhi > 7pm on 12th October 2018 Reviewed by Rohit Malik on Friday, October 12, 2018 Rating: 5

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