Director : Maheen Mirza / 60:00 mins / India / 2018
IF SHE BUILT A COUNTRY / AGAR WO DESH BANATI
India / 60:00 / 2018/ Hindi
Direction & DoP Maheen Mirza Editing Puloma Pal Sound Design Bigyna Dahal Other Rinchin
Synopsis: Agar Woh Desh Banati voices out the concerns of rural Adivasi women, from the villages of Raigarh in Chhattisgarh, on issues of land-grab, displacement and increasing ecological degradation. All of which has been happening under the pretence of development of the country. The pertinent question their voices and position poses for our times is, “What does development really mean?”
Director’s Bio: Maheen Mirza is a fiction and documentary film maker committed to cinema that is born out of collective practice. Her work strives to challenge the grammar of commercial cinema and serves to nurture a culture of independent filmmaking. She has been a part of the scripting and cinematography of Jaadui Machchi (2013) and Turup (2017) among others.