SUNDAY 09 DECEMBER
11:00 am 43 India
FOCUS: The Gendered Impact of Neoliberal
AMERICA AMERICA KP Sasi
A music video that cocks a snook at the great American
empire and exposes the American war machine for what it
is – global terrorism.
HOW GREEN WAS OUR VALLEY Fereshteh Joghataei
A dam has been built and the water is rising. 63 villages will
be flooded and the residents must be uprooted. People wait
for a miracle at a holy shrine.
BRANDED GIRLS Bijoyeta Das, Khaled Hasan
In Bangladesh, young women work in sweatshops
producing clothing for the world’s top brands at less than
Discussion with Ilina Sen
FOCUS: our bodies, our rights
MERA ANUBHAV OP Arora
Interviews of women across the country, about their
experience of using the Loop as a family planning device in
SOMETHING LIKE A WAR Deepa Dhanraj
This classic traces the history of the family planning
program and exposes the cynicism, corruption and brutality
which characterizes its implementation.
CAN WE SEE THE BABY BUMP PLEASE? Surabhi Sharma
Medical tourism and commercial surrogacy have spawned
a range of clinics and practices across big cities and small
towns The film meets with surrogates, doctors, law firms,
agents, and family in an attempt to understand the context of
surrogacy in India.
Panel: filmmaker Surabhi Sharma and others
WE ARE FOOT SOLDIERS Debolina Dutta, Oishik Sircar
In 2005, children of sex workers in Kolkata’s Sonagachi red
light district came together to form their own organisation,
Amra Padatik (We Foot Soldiers), drawing inspiration from
the work that their mothers had been doing to demand their
right to sex work as work. The film journeys through the
lives of six Amra Padatik members.
MORE THAN A FRIEND Debalina
Rupsa and Ranja are in love with each other, and move
in together. Their domestic help seems bemused. When
Ranja’s mother comes to visit, all the characters must come
to terms with the situation and with their own feelings. A
docu-fiction work set in Kolkata, in the climate of greater
awareness about same sex relationships.
ORCHIDS: MY INTERSEX ADVENTURE Phoebe Hart
Phoebe Hart knew she was different growing up – but she
didn’t know why. This award-winning documentary traces
Phoebe’s voyage of self-discovery as an intersex person, as
she embarks on a road trip with her sister to meet other
intersex people and hear their stories.
Discussion: Understanding Intersex (and looking beyond
the gender binary) with Shalini Mahajan
MANN KE MANJEERE Sujit Sircar, Gary
The famous anthem about a woman rebuilding her life in the
aftermath of domestic violence. Mita Vashisht as the woman,
Prasoon Joshi’s lyrics, Shubha Mudgal’s voice.
FACING MIRRORS Negar Azarbayjani
With her husband in prison, Rana drives a taxi to support
herself and her young son. During a journey to drop Adineh
far outside Tehran, Rana makes a discovery that horrifies
her. A story of prejudice, friendship and redemption.
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SNDT WOMEN’S UNIVERSITY PUNE
24, Pedder Road
Mumbai – 400026
Nearest station – Grant Road. From Grant Road(West), take a taxi, or bus no 155 to Pedder Road. The Films Division is located at the signal diagonally opposite Jaslok Hospital.
The screenings are free and open to all.
“THE fd ZONE” team