Speaking in Forgotten Tongues, a Three-Day Festival

Speaking Forgotten tongues Festival India Habitat Centre Lodhi Road Creative

Entry: Free (Seating on First-Come First-Served Basis)
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Venue: India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003
Parking: Gate No. 1, 2 & 3 (Cars), Gate No. 2 (Bikes & Bicycles)
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Event Description: 
Kriti Film Club invites you for 'Speaking in Forgotten Tongues' a three-day festival this August!

Films and Conversations on 75 years of Partition

History can feel like speaking in tongues
To those whose birthmarks are lined with ghostly pains
Second, third-hand memories of borders
Lacerating, making the body belong
Where it has never even been

Much has been spoken about the Partition and yet not enough. It remains a hyper-reactive event seemingly in the past, yet consistently present. Shadowing our politics, our laws, our morality and our futures. Seventy-five years is perhaps the outer limits of average human life expectancy. In a way then, 75 years of India's emergence as a sovereign nation, marks the outer limits of its first citizens. As we begin to lose to time those who experienced the Partition and survived, we invite you to join us in exploring the limits of this remembering and forgetting of the Partition, and its meanings in the present moment. To challenge plastic political wills and reclaim it for us, the people who lived, loved and lost through it.
Three films dwelling on longing, home and homeland, and concealed memories, open up questions to our collective past and different ways of remembering and re-writing it. A panel discussion on the theme ‘Memory and Longing @75’.

For a long time now;
we have stood
on the rooftops of stories
believing this city is ours
- Kishwar Naheed, *Censorship* -


DAY 1 @Stein Auditorium, IHC
23rd August, 7 pm onwards
TAANGH (Longing)
(89 mins./ English, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu with English Sub./India/2021)
Dir.: Bani Singh
About the film: Against the backdrop of Partition, independent India’s first hockey team defeats England, their erstwhile coloniser, to win the Gold at the 1948 London Olympics. Six decades later, when Nandy Singh, a member of this iconic team suffers a stroke, his tenacious struggle to recover, inspires his daughter to retrace his journey.
Followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker and discussants, Neeru Bhata (Deputy Chief of Bureau, The Week) and Ritu Menon (Women Unlimited).

DAY 2 @ Gulmohar Hall, IHC, New Delhi
24th August, 7 pm onwards
(32 mins./ Hindi, Urdu, Hindustani with English Sub./2021/India)
Dir.: Mohd. Fehmeed, Zeeshan Amir Khan
About the Film: Ruuposh is an idiosyncratic documentary that features Ruksana Begum- her late father Mehboob Khan and her son- Mohd Fehmeed, who belong to a Muslim minority family in India.
Followed by Q&A with filmmaker and discussant
Theme: Memory and Longing @75
Syeda Hameed, Navsharan Singh and Ayesha Kidwai

DAY 3 @ Gulmohar Hall, IHC, New Delhi
25th August, 2022, 7 pm onwards
IQRAAR-NAAMA (The Agreement)
(55mins/ Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi with English sub./2022/India)
Dir.: Priyanka Chhabra
About the film: In the grand narrative of the Partition of Punjab in 1947, Iqraar-naama is a film about the 'refugee', 'migrant', 'displaced person' as the protagonist of his own story.
Followed by Q&A with filmmaker and Urvashi Butalia (Discussant)

Uma Chakravarti and Aanchal Kapur

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Speaking in Forgotten Tongues, a Three-Day Festival Speaking in Forgotten Tongues, a Three-Day Festival Reviewed by DelhiEvents on Friday, September 25, 2020 Rating: 5

1 comment:

  1. we look forward to seeing many dilli people! ​Kriti Film Club on https://www.instagram.com/kritifilmclub/ and https://twitter.com/kritifilmclub


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