The Film South Asia Festival of Documentaries 2020
(All film screening sessions will be followed by interactive sessions with film makers and critics)
Friday, March 6, 5.30 p.m. (ACJ Auditorium)
Bamboo Stories by Shaheen Dill-Riaz
Bangladesh | 2019 | 96 mins
Pirates, rapids and other lurking dangers of the bamboo trade in Bangladesh
Saturday, March 7, 9.30 a.m. (Second Floor Lecture Hall)
Facing the Dragon by Sedika Mojadidi
Afghanistan/United States | 2018 | 82 mins
Two women struggle to keep their rights and families safe in Afghanistan.
Saturday, March 7, 9.30 a.m. (Classroom 1B)
We Have Not Come Here to Die by Deepa Dhanraj
India | 2015 | 78 mins
A young Dalit scholar driven to suicide by caste supremacists
Saturday, March 7, 11.30 a.m. (Second Floor Lecture Hall)
Indus Blues by Jawad Sharif
Pakistan | 2017 | 75 mins
Pakistani folk artists struggle to keep their music and instruments alive.
Saturday, March 7, 11.30 a.m. (Classroom 1B)
An Engineered Dream by Hemant Gaba
India | 2018 | 72 mins
High pressure coaching centres drive students to the brink in Kota.
Saturday, March 7, 11.30 a.m. (Classroom 1A)
Swimming through the Darkness by Supriyo Sen
India | 2019 | 76 mins
The roller-coaster life of a visually challenged swimmer
Saturday, March 7, 2 p.m. (Second Floor Lecture Hall)
Scratches on Stone by Amit Mahanti
India | 2018 | 66 mins
The past lingers in Nagaland, casting shadows on its future.
Memoirs of Saira and Salim by Eshwarya Grover
India | 2018 | 14 mins
Revisiting an old home destroyed by communal riots stirs deep-rooted memories.
Saturday, March 7, 2 p.m. (Classroom 1B)
Badshah Lear by Anant Raina
India| 2019 | 61 mins
King Lear finds resonance in folk theatre of Kashmir, but will a performance be allowed?
And What is the Summer Saying by Payal Kapadia
India | 2018 | 23 mins.
A mystical film-poem on Kondwalli village in Maharashtra
Saturday, March 7, 2 p.m. (Classroom 1A)
Janani’s Juliet by Pankaj Rishi Kumar
India | 2019 | 53 mins
A contemporary performance of Romeo and Juliet reflects on honour killings.
Chai Darbari by Prateek Shekhar
India | 2019 | 29 mins
Conversations that swirl around a teashop in a political hotspot
Saturday, March 7, 4 p.m. (Second Floor Lecture Hall)
In Fact by Debalina Majumder
India | 2019 | 51 mins
A celebration of love and togetherness – with a difference
Listen by Min Min Ho
Myanmar | 2017 | 13 mins
Portrait of a revolutionary artist exiled from Myanmar
The Winter Tap by Aashish Limbu & Debin Rai
Nepal | 2018 | 12 mins
Bringing water to the family in Nepal’s mountains