5th ASIAN WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL 2009

presented by the

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN IN RADIO AND TELEVISION

 

in partnership with the
INDIA
INTERNATIONAL CENTRE

on 7th + 8th March 2008 at the India International Centre, Lodi Estate, New Delhi

 

7th, SAT

FILM / EVENT

DIRECTOR

 DUR.

YR.

COUNTRY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

09:00 AM

REGISTRATION

 

 

 

 

10:00 AM

INAUGURATION

 

 

 

 

foll by

Mukand and Riaz

Nina Sabnani

9 m /

2005/

India

 

An animation film about two friends separated by the partition of India and Pakistan

nina.sabnani(AT)gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEA BREAK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11:00 AM

Dam/Age

Aradhana Seth

50m /

2002/

India/UK

 

Traces writer Arundhati Roy's bold and controversial campaign against the Narmada dam

 

foll by

View from a Grain of Sand

Meena Nanji

82 m/

2006/

USA

 

Three Afghan women try to rebuild their lives in
Afghanistan's "new era

underconstruction(AT)
magiclanternfoundation.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LUNCH BREAK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

02:00 PM

Say No to Plastic

Priyanka Chhabra

1 m/

2008/

India

 

An animation against the use of plastic bags

chhabra.p(AT)gmail.com

foll by

The Furnished Room

Priyanka Chhabra

9 m/

2008/

India

 

An experimental film on the continuous passage of time, based on a story by O'Henry of the same name

chhabra.p(AT)gmail.com

 

foll. by a discussion with the director

 

 

 

foll by

The Clap Trap

Jill Misquitta

52 m/

1993/

India

 

A tender look at the lives of the junior artistes or the so-called "extras" of Bollywood

 

foll by

Notes on Man Capture

Nandini Bedi

43 m/

2008/

India

 

About Ratmi’s marriage, the Garo tradition of ‘man capture’ and the players behind the event

magiclantern.foundation(AT)
gmail.com

 

 

 

 

TEA BREAK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

04:00 PM

The Shillong Chamber Choir and the little home school

Urmi Juvekar

27 m/

2008/

India

 

A concert pianist turns his home into a school where
children live together and learn to play music

urmi_juvekar(AT)yahoo.co.in

foll by

Our Family

Anjali Monteiro & K P Jayasankar

56 m/

2007/

India

 

What does it mean to cross the line which sharply divides us on the basis of gender? A look at a family of three trans-gendered women

 

cmcs.tiss(AT)gmail.com

 

BREAK: 5:30 - 6:30 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

06:30 PM

Rhythms

Megha Subramanian

7 m/

2007/

USA

 

About finding love through bodily rhythms

Megha.subramanian(AT)gmail.com

foll by

Cosmopolis: Two Tales of a City

Paromita Vohra

14 m/

2004/

India

 

The mythology of a cosmopolitan Bombay told through stories of land and food

 

foll by

Women Behind the Camera

Alexis Krasilovsky

90 m/

2007/

USA

 

A global documentary about camerawomen who survive
the odds in Hollywood, Bollywood and beyond

 

alexiskras(AT)aol.com

 

CLOSE FOR THE DAY

 

 

 

 

[Schedule subject to change. Kindly reconfirm at venue]


 

8th, SUN

FILM / EVENT

DIRECTOR

DUR

YR.

COUNTRY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

09:00 AM

REGISTRATION CONTD.

 

 

 

 

09:30 AM

In Quest of Life

Shabnam Ferdousi

34 m/

2005

Bangladesh

 

Masuma Pia is a photographer who struggles on
her own in quest of beauty and nature

shabnamji(AT)yahoo.com

foll by

Iraq: The Lost Generation

E Robbins & Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

43 m/

2008

UK/Syria/
Jordan

 

On the catastrophic refugee crisis in the Middle East

socfilms(AT)gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEA BREAK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11:00 AM

Understanding Trafficking

Ananya C Chakraborti

89 m/

2009

India

 

A rights based approach towards trafficking and
safe migration

cinemawoman2004(AT)
yahoo.co.in

 

foll. by a discussion with the director

 

 

 

foll by

Rehana: A Quest for Freedom

Gargi Sen & Priyanka Mukherjee

29 m/

2007

India

 

Rehana Adib is a woman from a minority community, a mother of six, a crusader for social change…

underconstruction(AT)magic
lanternfoundation.org

 

foll. by a discussion with the directors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LUNCH BREAK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

02:00 PM

This Is Me...Is This Me?

Siri Devi Khandavilli

2 m/

2009

India/USA

 

An experimental work on the filmmaker's relationship with her body

siri(AT)siridevi.com

foll by

Skin Deep

Reena Mohan

82 m/

1998

India

 

Exploring body image and self-identity among
contemporary middle class women in urban India

 reenamo(AT)gmail.com

 

foll. by a discussion with the director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEA BREAK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

04:00 PM

Naach (The Dance)

Saba Dewan

84 m/

2008

India

 

At the Sonpur cattle fair in rural Bihar, more than fifty girls take to the stage every evening and dance for an all-male audience

sabadewan(AT)gmail.com

 

foll. by a discussion with the director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BREAK 5:30 - 6:30 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

06:30 PM

Defiant Art (1 segment)

Sharni Jayawardana

10 m/

2003

Sri lanka

 

An enquiry into the nature and purpose of art today, especially in a time of crisis and conflict in Sri Lanka

chrys(AT)yatv.net

foll by

There was a Queen
(Yi As Akh Padshah Bai)

Kavita Pai & Hansa Thapliyal

105 m/

2007

India

 

Through the lives of Kashmiri women - proud and strong -
the film explores what peace means and how it can come about

santhosh(AT)othermedia
communications.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLOSE

 

 

 

 

[Schedule subject to change. Kindly reconfirm at venue]


WE THANK PSBT, JDCA, MAGIC LANTERN FOUNDATION
AND ALL THE FILMMAKERS WHO HAVE BEEN SUPPORTING THIS
FESTIVAL WITH THEIR FILMS AND PARTICIPATION

 

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