IAWRT Asian Women's Film Festival: News

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Asian Women's Film Festival: Importance of safe spaces for dissent highlighted at inauguration

Veteran scholar of the arts and Padma Vibhushan recipient Kapila Vatsyayan and eminent critic and scholar Aruna Vasudev were felicitated at the function.

about 1 year ago — Prateek Rawat

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Clair Obscur review: Provocative questioning of the essence of female experience

The Turkish film, a gripping tale of contrasts, opened the 14th Asian Women's Film Festival in New Delhi.

about 1 year ago — Prateek Rawat

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Riding on dreams: Vedika Kruti's film documents the struggle of female auto drivers

The short student film tells the tale of a woman surviving in an alpha male's world, Haryana.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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Win people's hearts when you make a documentary: Nupur Basu at IAWRT Asian Women's Film Festival

Basu, a documentary filmmaker, is known for films like Dry Days In Dobbagunta (1995), Mothers Of Malapuram (1996), Michael Jackson Comes To Manikganj (2000), Velvet Revolution (2017), amongst several others.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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Phir Se Samm Pe Aana preview: Imaging the acoustic

This is a meditation on the performative sites of Girgaum’s Hindustani classical music which urges you to listen closely.

about 1 year ago — Prateek Rawat

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Nadiyude Moonaam Kara preview: Lyrical film that delves into themes of existentialist cinema

Created as a classroom project for students of St Joseph's College of Communication, the film is an adaptation of a short story by the Brazilian writer Joao Guimares Rosa.

about 1 year ago — Shriram Iyengar

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Evocatively excavating personal rebellions: Uma Chakravarti’s Ek Inquilab Aur Aaya

The documentary traces the quiet rebellion by two Muslim women, Sughra Fatema and her niece Khadija Ansari, who resisted patriarchy in their own ways.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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Zaffar And Tudu preview: A tale of rugby, challenges and self-discovery

Director Kavita Carneiro takes an unusual story of two underdogs to present a realistic documentary on how rugby changes their life.

about 1 year ago — Blessy Chettiar

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Kho Ki Pa Lu preview: A musical portrait of Phek's community of rice cultivators

Filmmakers Anushka Meenakshi and Iswar Srikumar's documentary on the oral folk tradition of Nagaland's farmers is a sensory treat.

about 1 year ago — Suparna Thombare

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Ask The Sexpert preview: Book an appointment for some education with entertainment

Unheralded filmmaker Vaishali Sinha’s film traces the journey of Dr Mahinder Watsa’s life and his popular column ‘Ask the sexpert’.

about 1 year ago — Mayur Lookhar

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Thought-provoking Indian shorts at IAWRT Asian Women's Film Festival

The festival, dedicated to showcasing films made by Asian women, has a special section on short films from India.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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Aabar Jadi Iccha Karo preview: Wish-fulfilling take on a tragic same-sex love story

Director Debalina imagines a hopeful life for Swapna and Sucheta, who committed suicide in 2011 in Nandigram, West Bengal. 

about 1 year ago — Suparna Thombare

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IAWRT Asian Women's Film Festival is challenging status quo: Festival director Aradhana Kohli Kapur

The 14th edition of the festival will be held from 5-7 March 2018 at the India International Centre, New Delhi.

about 1 year ago — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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The IAWRT's Asian Women's Film Festival

The 14th edition of the festival takes place at the India International Centre (IIC) in New Delhi from 5-7 March 2018.

about 1 year ago — Our Correspondent