Filmmaker, Writer and Activist
February 22nd, 2 - 5PM
A LABORATORY OF HINDU RASTRA, FASCISM
Set in the post-Godhra violence which was unleashed
in Gujarat during February 2002, this film examines
the extent to which the fascist ideologies of the communal
forces have infiltrated into the sub-conscious of an
ordinary Gujarati Hindu.
2003 / documentary / 50 min /
English subtitles (Start 2:00 PM)
Two children, Gita and Radha, are stranded in the no manís
land between two worlds that dominate contemporary childhood:
school and home. This in-between land is one of myriad
dreams, fears, and fantasies all yearning to take the
shape of a free fluid space where children can summon
whichever spirit they like. The two young friends are
on their way back from the school as they recount their
dreams in this subliminal space available only to childhood.
was selected for the 1999 Berlin Festival, and in 2000
it was the inaugural film at the Soorya Festival in
Trivandrum, Kerala (India), and the Mambai International
Film Festival in Mumbai, India.
1999 / drama / 73 min / English
subtitles (Start 3:30 PM)
with Suma Josson to follow each film.
was born in Kerala and graduated in English Lit. from
the College of St.Teresa, Minnesota, USA. She began
her career as a journalist and switched over to the
visual media. She has made a number of documentary films.
Her 'Bombay's Blood Yatra' about the communal riots
in Bombay won wide acclaim in the country and abroad.
Her other documentaries include '47 Seconds & After:
Latur, Osmanabad', 'Akbar Padamsee & the Last Image'
, 'Waste' (on Gerd Rohling, a German installation artist
and ragpicker) and 'One More Day to Live' (on V P Singh,
as a painter)
She is also a well known poet and fiction writer and
has published in various indian and international magazines.
She has published three books 'Poems and Plays', 'A
Harvest of Light' (a collection of plays), and 'Circumferences'
(a novel, Penguin).
Her debut film was 'Janmadhinam' which won three state
awards, and was screened at various international film
festvals including the 1999 Berlin Festival. She was
one of the five women filmmakers commissioned to make
a documentary 'Trading Images' on the subject 'women's
space' in a German international coproduction. 'Saree'
is her second feature film.
992 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Donation: $10 (No
one turned away for lack of funds)
(Net proceeds benefit filmmaker honorarium)
Doors open 1:45 PM.
Show starts 2PM SHARP.
Arrive early, Limited Seating, No Advance tickets.