[Reader-list] [Announcements] INVITATION: Tales from the Margins
kj.impulse at gmail.com
Fri Aug 24 11:58:38 IST 2007
My film, Tales from the Margins, on the conflict situation in Manipur and the extraordinary protests for justice by the women, will be screening shortly in Delhi.
ON: Sunday, 26th August, 4:40 PM
AT THE: Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road.
Do come, and please inform others who may be interested.
Twelve women disrobe on the streets of Manipur, in protest. For over six years a young woman has been on a fast-to-death demanding justice; she is kept under arrest by the government and is forcibly nose-fed for this "crime". Why are the women of Manipur using their bodies as their last weapon?
Manipur - a state in the North-East region of India - has for decades been torn by insurgency and armed conflict. The Indian government has attempted to crush the insurgency through its military power, shielded by a drastic law that allows the security forces to shoot, arrest or kill on suspicion alone. Yet, little is heard about Manipur and its simmering trouble's across the nation's landscape. This is a place that mainland India has marginalised; that the world has forgotten.
The film travels to this forgotten, strife-torn corner of India to document the extraordinary protests of Manipuri women as they fight for justice for their people.
READ MORE ON MANIPUR: http://kavitajoshi.blogspot.com
Awarded the Silver Remi at WorldFest Houston 2007
Screened at the World Social Forum India 2006 ~ DOK.Fest Munich 2007 ~ Festival Dei Popoli, Florence 2006 ~ the IAWRT Asian Women's Film Festival 2007 Delhi and other cities.
Directed and Produced by: Kavita Joshi ~ Camera: Sunayana Singh ~ Sound: Asheesh Pandya ~ Editing: Mahadeb Shi ~ Made with the help of IAWRT and NRK Norway. As also NIPCO Manipur, Jai Chandiram, Ima Gyaneshwari Devi and K. Sunil.
kj.impulse AT gmail.com
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