Friday, February 20, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SOCIAL JUSTICE

GangaaJal—The Holy Weapon  (Director to be present)

Prakash Jha, 150 minutes, 2003, India

A searing look at the intractable issue of police corruption in India.

 

Saturday, February 21, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

CHILDREN’S RIGHTS 

Looking for Kannan

Yasir Khan, 18 minutes, 2002, Sri Lanka

The director’s journey to see if a 15 year old LTTE member is being rehabilitated by the Sri Lankan army.

The Unseen

Pallav Das, 24 minutes, NEED YEAR, India

The vulnerability of street children to HIV/AIDS in urban India.

 

Swara — A Bridge Over Troubled Water

Samar Minallah, 40 minutes, 2003, Pakistan

A depiction of the Pukhtun practice of giving minor girls in marriage as reparation for serious crimes.

Saturday, February 21, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

IDENTITY AND CONFLICT 

The Living of Jogimara

Mohan Mainali, 38 minutes, 2002, Nepal

The continuing civil war in Nepal and the story of 17 missing construction workers from Jogimara.

 

A Certain Liberation

Yasmine Kabir, 37 minutes, 2003, Bangladesh

The impact of the violence of the 1971 Bangladeshi war of liberation on Gurudasi Mondol and her strategies for survival.

Resilient Rhythms

Gopal Menon, 64 minutes, 2003, India

The continuing state of human rights violations based on caste.

Saturday, February 21, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

WOMEN AND POWER 

Swaraaj — The Little Republic

Anwar Jamaal, 90 minutes, 2003, India

Women’s search for empowerment through the prism of gender, caste politics and access to water in Rajasthan.

Sunday, February 22, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

CIVIL STRIFE 

Kannathil Muthamittal – A Peck on the Cheek

Mani Ratnam, 130 minutes, 2002, India

A ravaged Sri Lanka seen through the eyes of a nine-year old refugee child.


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