Special Screening in the presence of the director:
Norway-India-Denmark, 2012, Documentary, Hindi w/ subtitles in English
Enter the badlands of Bundelkhand in central India and you have entered a place of desolation, dust and despair. This film follows the Gulabi Gang, an unusual group of rural women led by the charismatic Sampat Pal. They travel long distances to fight for the rights of women and Dalits. They often encounter resistance, apathy and corruption, even ridicule. Sometimes whole villages connive against them to protect the perpetrators of violence. The film pulls us into the center of these blazing conflicts and uncovers a complex story about the nature of power itself.
Friday, 20 March, 2015 at 8.00 pm
Multimedia Center Auditorium / Cinema Paradiso
Public Liberties and Human Rights Award, Al Jazeera Film Festival, 2014
Best Film (Social Issues) National Film Awards, India 2014
Best Director, International feature length documentary, MIFF, Mumbai 2014
Amnesty International Human Rights Award, Tri-Continental Film Festival, South Africa, 2013
Best Documentary, Kortfilmfestivalen, Norway, 2012
Best Documentary, Dubai International Film Festival, 2012
About the Film Maker: Nishtha Jain is an independent filmmaker living in Mumbai. She graduated from the Jamia Mass Communication Research Centre, New Delhi and specialized in film direction at the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. Her films have been shown extensively in international film festivals, have won several prestigious awards, and have been broadcast on international TV and regularly shown in schools and colleges in India and abroad.
Venue: MMC Auditorium/ Cinema Paradiso
Date: Friday, 20 March 2015
Time: 5pm (Please be seated by 4:45pm)
Duration: 96 mins followed by Q&A
Note: Nishtha Jain’s film “Lakshmi and Me” will be screened on Tuesday 17th March ’15 @ 8pm. The film-maker will take questions for both films on Friday.
After the screening DVDs of films by Nishtha Jain will be available for sale