FRIDAY FILMS

 
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SATURDAY FILMS

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SUNDAY FILMS

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IN BETWEEN by Paromita Dhar

DOCUMENTARY SHORT | 26 MIN | 2016 | SPAIN
Bengali with English subtitles

The vibrant city of Madrid holds stories of longing and belonging from Bangladeshi immigrants living there. Set against the culturally textured landscape of the city, the camera will find old memories, lost loves, and hope | Trailer |


RED SARI by Ruhi Radke

FICTION SHORT | 7 MIN | 2018 | UNITED STATES
English

A young Indian couple take their engagement photos, unaware and scared of what married life could hold. Red Sari is a snapshot of young love and the fear and excitement that comes with commitment at such a vulnerable age | Trailer |


KEEPING UP WITH THE KANDASAMYS by Jayan Moodley

COMEDY | 90 MIN | 2017 | SOUTH AFRICA
English

A rib-tickling family comedy about two matriarchs of neighbouring families whose young adult children become romantically involved, and despite their best efforts to keep them apart, they are forced to acknowledge that in the end “love will always prevail.” Just how far will one go to serve one's own selfish needs?  It’s a case of “love they neighbour…but don’t get caught!” | Trailer |

 


FRANGIPANI by Visakesa Chandrasekaram

DRAMA | 90 MIN | 2014 | SRI LANKA
Sinhala with English subtitles

Two young men and a woman are entangled in a lustful love triangle tabooed in their remote but rapidly changing village. The movie is set in Sri Lanka, an island governed by old colonial laws that permit imprisonment of gay and lesbian people. Hiding from these laws, gay and lesbian people exist in sleepy villages as well as in sprawling modern cities of the island; sometimes remarkably blending with the local Buddhist population, who do not have a religious authority to condemn homosexuality | Trailer |


TURUP by Ektara Collective

NARRATIVE FEATURE | 72 MIN | 2017| INDIA MADHYA PRADESH

Set in Bhopal, the film tells the story of three women, in the backdrop of growing right wing fundamentalism. As the boundaries of religion, caste, class, gender become more visible, lives intersect and engage, throwing open opportunities to subvert and transcend these barriers.  A chess game which is always being played on a platform by the road becomes the metaphorical background to the playing out of these negotiations | Trailer |


NARI by Chai Dingari

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE | 72 MIN | 2018 | INDIA TELANGANA + ANDHRA PRADESH
Telugu with English subtitles/ English

A snapshot of the diverse lives of women in modern India, told through candid interviews with subjects from the ages of 5 to 97 in rural, tribal and urban settings, interspersed with personal conversations with the filmmaker’s own mother and grandmother | Trailer |


LA BERGÈRE DES GLACES by Stanzin Dorjai & Christiane Mordelet

DOCUMENTARY | 74 MIN | 2016 | INDIA LADAKH/FRANCE
Tibetan with English subtitles

She is one of the last shepherdesses who still lives with her flock in the heights of the Gya-Miru valley in Ladakh. A harsh and precarious life, often solitary, mishandled by difficult climatic conditions and a sometimes hostile nature, does not prevent this tiny woman to sing, laugh and philosophize | Trailer |


MOKO JUMBIE by Vashti Anderson

NARRATIVE FEATURE | 93 MIN | 2017 | TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
English with English subtitles

Amidst the ruins of a coconut plantation in rural Trinidad, Asha is drawn to Roger. Their taboo attraction grows, despite family disapproval, political turmoil, and mysterious hauntings from ancestral spirits
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HONEYGIVER AMONG THE DOGS by Dechen Roder

NARRATIVE FEATURE | 132 MINS | 2016 | BHUTAN
Dzongkha with English subtitles

In this “Buddhist noir” an undercover detective investigates the case of a missing Buddhist nun and falls into a risky alliance with his only suspect, Choden, an alluring woman known as the village demoness
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THIMPHU by Chandrakumar Rai

NARRATIVE FEATURE | 118 MIN | 2017 | BHUTAN
Dzongkha & Bengali with English subtitles

Weaving together the personal stories and journeys of seven different characters, each one
pursuing some sort of validation or growth in fast-changing times. The film presents the city of
Thimphu as a raw, beautiful and chaotic microcosm of life and humanity | Trailer |


HALF WIDOW by Danish Renzu

NARRATIVE FEATURE | 91 MIN | 2017 | KASHMIR
Urdu & Kashmiri with English subtitles

Amid the backdrop of the Kashmiri conflict, a young woman must come to grips with the
disappearance of her doting husband and embarks on harrowing journey of self-discovery
| Trailer |


SOZ: A BALLAD OF MALADIES by Tushar Madhav & Sarvnik Kaur

DOCUMENTARY | 86 MIN | 2016 | KASHMIR
Urdu & Kashmiri with English subtitles

A glance into the collective memory of a people and the expressions of its history to understand the emerging voices of resistance and their resonance in the deeply militarized zone of Indian-administered Kashmir | Trailer |

 


THE  PITS by Shetu Modi

NARRATIVE SHORT | 7 MIN | 2017 | CANADA
English

A young South Asian-Canadian woman lets a pungent smell get in the way of self-
acceptance | Trailer |


THE IMAGE by Chathumi Vidhushika

NARRATIVE SHORT | 8 MIN | 2018 | SRI LANKA
Singhalese with English subtitles

A young girl learns of the chasm between her father's role in a religious ceremony and her own through her grandmother. Then, her teacher reveals a secret 


BIRTH CONTROL YOUR OWN ADVENTURE by Sindha Agha

DOCUMENTARY SHORT | 5 MIN | 2018 | UNITED STATES
English

A stunningly modern abstract re-telling of the life of a woman with endometriosis and premenstrual dysphoric disorder living through the side effects of contraceptives 

 


ENTELECHY by Ariana Delawari

EXPERIMENTAL SHORT | 10 MIN | 2016 | UNITED STATES
English

A woman is guided by a dream therapist onto a shamanic journey through the inner and outer worlds of being. Within the dream state she works to shift her dream to a vision of love, and in doing so succeeds in shifting the universal dream as well  | Trailer |


ANGELUS NOVUS by Aboozar Amini

NARRATIVE SHORT | 23 MIN | 2015 | NETHERLANDS/TURKEY
Dari & Farsi with English subtitles

Afghan refugee Ali and his brother have just arrived in Turkey where they have to start a new life surrounded by other refugees. Thy try to build a new life. The boys earn their living polishing shoes. When one day, their spot has been taken by a Syrian boy, their fragile existence and dreams of a better future hang by a thread  | Trailer |


INTERIORS & EXTERIORS by Ashique Mostafa

DOCUMENTARY SHORT| 8 MIN | 2017 | BANGLADESH
No dialogue

A one-take observational piece about the microcosm of Islamic practices and class
segregation in Bangladesh’s capital city Dhaka. The one single frame documents this society’s interiors and exteriors, the passage of time, and the multiplicity within a Muslim community | Trailer |


MAACHER JHOL (FISH CURRY) by Abhishek Verma

ANIMATED NARRATIVE SHORT | 10 MIN | 2017 | INDIA BENGAL
Hindi with English subtitles

Lalit,28, decides to come-out to his father. In order reveal his sexuality and seek acceptance, he cooks a special dish, a Bengali style fish curry, 'Maacher Jhol' | Trailer |

 


DANCING THE DIVINE by Madhusmita Bora

DOCUMENTARY SHORT | 13 MIN | 2018 | INDIA ASSAM
English

Capturing the essence and spirit of Sattriya - a five hundred year old living dance tradition from the Vaishnav monasteries – the film tells the story of the Assamese monks that live on the river island of Majuli  | Trailer |

 


VILLAGE ROCKSTARS by Rima Das

NARRATIVE | 87 MIN | 2017 | INDIA ASSAM

Dhunu, a free-spirited tomboy, lives with her widowed mother and older brother as they struggle to get by in their small village in Assam. One day, after seeing a band at a local event playing with Styrofoam “guitars”, she dreams of owning a real one of her own and becoming a rockstar | Trailer |


Special Programming 

DRAWN TOGETHER: COMICS, DIVERSITY & STEREOTYPES by Harleen Singh

DOCUMENTARY | 52 MIN | 2017 | UNITED STATES

Drawn Together traces the fascinating journey of three comic creators who challenge the notion of race, appearance, and gender stereotypes through cartoons, comics and cosplay | Trailer |