IAWRT Asian Women's Film Festival: News
Used to wonder if the Quran is really gender biased, says Farha Khatun on the quest that led to Holy Rights
The film follows Safia Akhtar from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh who joins a programme that trains women as qazis.
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I wanted to humanize people, says Mehvish Altaf Rather on her documentary about traditional Kashmiri bakeries
Kandurwan - Baking History is an attempt to portray the inhabitants of the valley in their normal everday life and not just as people in a state of turmoil.
Trying to explore a poetic sense of being, says filmmaker Shashank Walia on his films
The filmmaker talks about how both, Somewhere Nowhere and In the Month of Love, explore the interaction between people and spaces in their own way. He also shares his experience of being at the Rotterdam Film Festival earlier this year.
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We need to have these solidarities, says documentary filmmaker Nupur Basu, on women-only film festivals
Basu, who is also the managing trustee of IAWRT's India chapter, talks about the significance of organising a women-only film festival and the need to safeguard such niche spaces.
Wanted to deal with the idea of cultural difference in the context of a relationship: Rhea Mathews
Filmmaker Rhea Mathews talks about the interaction between gender and tradition that she wanted to explore in her graduating film, Stains.
You have to figure out your own ethical and moral universe, says documentary filmmaker Priya Sen
At the just-concluded IAWRT film festival, the filmmaker discussed the process of making Yeh Freedom Life, its form and aesthetics.
They are not pictures, but emotions, says Masrat Zahra on the images that capture the lives of Kashmiris
Masrat Zahra and fellow photojournalist Sanna Irshad Mattoo's pictures, which were exhibited at the just-concluded IAWRT Film Festival, document the lives of the people of the erstwhile state after the withdrawal of its special status under Article 370 of the Constitution.
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16th edition of the IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival comes to Delhi
Issues of citizenship, identity and migration are some of the common concerns addressed by the films being screened.
Sound takes over images at IAWRT's 15th Asian Women’s Film Festival
In its special curatorial segment started in 2014, AWFF’s Soundphiles focusses on sound technologies and the ‘affect’ of sound.
Chuskit review: Touching tale of a girl’s triumph over disability and attitudes
The film is a low-key look into the community’s life without stereotyping or exoticization, a skill that director Priya Ramasubban perhaps brings from her documentary filmmaking career to fiction.
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AWFF 2019: Collaborative documentary Displacement and Resilience explores conflict, migration and exile
The documentary, produced by IAWRT, on the global refugee crisis and the condition of women and young girls generated concerns and conversations at the 15th edition of the festival.
We need to break the male genius cult: Anandana Kapur at AWFF 2019
IAWRT-India discussed its 2019 festival’s theme, The Female Gaze, and the many ways in which this can break barriers and push inclusivity.
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AWFF 2019: Sisterhood on display through documentaries Daughters of the Polo God, Roshan and Mani
The two Indian documentaries attempt to understand the character of sisterhood in society and the female bonds that inspire all.
IAWRT opens Asian Women’s Film Festival 2019 with Georgian documentary Before Father Gets Back
The film focusses on Imam and Eva, two young Muslim girls growing up in the rising shadow of Islamic radicalism in the Pankisi valley of Georgia.
Bioscopewalli: Innovative pre-cinema experience at the IAWRT Asian Women's Film Festival
A live installation takes audiences to a pre-cinema experience while encouraging them to engage with contemporary gender issues and ways of seeing.
I think Manushi is meant to do great things: Filmmaker Surbhi Dewan on Daughter of Nepal
Dewan's film Daughter of Nepal tracks the journey of Manushi as she embraces the path that she was meant to take in serving her homeland.
#MeToo in film and media tackled in a roundtable at IAWRT's Asian Women’s Film Festival
IAWRT India Chapter discussed the impact and the future of the #MeToo movement and the possibility of collective healing from the pain of harassment.
15th IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival to be organised in New Delhi from 5-7 March
The three-day festival will showcase over 50 films from 20 countries directed by Asian women filmmakers.
Aabar Jadi Iccha Karo review: Rewriting the present, reclaiming the future in this queer story
The 14th Asian Women’s Film Festival concluded with filmmaker Debalina Majumder‘s poignant Aabar Jadi Iccha Karo which asserts its fictitiousness as it sets out to imagine the possible future of two queer suicide victims.
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Fowzia Fathima, Shalini Agarwal conduct workshop on practicals of handling camera, sound recording
The camera and sound workshop began on 4 March with an orientation on aesthetics and techniques of cinematography and sound design by Fathima and Agarwal.