Weaving together the tumultuous lives of four characters struggling with their identity, this provocative film paints a compelling portrait of contemporary Indian society as it grapples with the vital issues of religious conflict, homophobia, sexual abuse and single motherhood. Shot in four different cities across India, I Am is a fusion of stories based on
September 30 The Response Director: Adam Rodgers (30 mins, USA, 2008) Conceived in the vein of 12 Angry Men, this gripping courtroom drama is based on actual transcripts from the Guantanamo Bay military tribunals. Three military judges in this short film decide the fate of a Middle Eastern detainee, played by Aasif Mandvi (The Daily
September 10 Behind Forgotten Eyes Anthony Gilmore (76 min, USA/South Korea/Japan, 2007) There are heartbreaking moments in history that the world prefers to forget. Whilst Korea groaned under the harsh colonial rule of Imperial Japan, the Japanese Imperial Army coerced, tricked, and forced more than 200,000 Korean women into a brutal and systematic form of
September 25 Gaze Engendered The Women’s Kingdom Director: Xiaoli Zhou (23 minutes, 2005-06, China/USA) A short film offering a rare glimpse into the extraordinary society of Mosuo women, keepers of one of the last matriarchal societies in the world, who live beyond structures of mainstream Chinese culture. A Jihad for Love Director: Parvez Sharma (81
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