DAY 1

AMINA
Kivilcim Akay / Turkey / French, Wolof, Turkish / 70 mins / 2019

Amina is a 29-year-old Senegalese woman who works as a dress model in a textile company in Istanbul. Leaving her daughter behind, she immigrated to Turkey 7 years ago to earn money and to take care of her daughter’s needs. Amina faces many challenges each day in Turkey as an African woman. While she fights against these difficulties she’s going through with the hope that she will go back to her daughter and her country, she also dreams of being a real model one day. As an immigrant, Amina is in two minds between her realities and her dream.

 

GI
Kunjila Mascillamani / Bengali, Malayalam / 30 mins / 2017

Gi lives with Appachan, her grandfather. She and he are dealing with different realities. Appachan is losing some memories and delving into worlds Gi is unfamiliar with. She, on the other hand, is trying to come to terms with the world around her, her lover and her work all of which seem hostile to her.

DAY 2

SOZ – A BALLAD OF MALADIES

Tushar Madhav and Sarvnik Kaur / Hindi, English, Kashmiri / 85 mins / 2016

Of folk, rock and hip-hop, the Film is a portrait of different cultural practitioners whose work engages with the political upheavals and its social costs in contemporary Kashmir. It is a glance at the collective memory of a people and the expressions of its history to understand the emerging voices of resistance and their resonance in the world’s most heavily militarised zone.

 

 

MIND MATTER OF A TEA VENDOR / CHAYKKADAKKARANTE MAN KI BATH

Sanu Kummil / Malayalam / 27 mins / 2018

A layman of India who had to face the grim realities of his own life,was trying to meet the two ends of the life with his small teashop. But all of a sudden his dream was turned upside down overnight by demonetization of the Prime Minister Mr.Narendra Modi’s Government. He protested in his own way.

 

 

JAMNAPAAR
Abhinava Bhattacharyya / Hindi / 24 mins / 2017

Jamnapaar lurks on the river’s edge seeking to explore how the inhabitants of the Jamuna relate to its degraded presence, the fragile nostalgia of an unknowable past and the horror of its unthinkable future.

 

 

CHAI DARBARI

Prateek Shekhar / Hindi / 29 mins / 2018

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A pursuit of truth invariably comes into conversations echoing print, electronic and social media dialogues, conversations evocative of the lived contexts of a city. Inspired by real life conversations, the film presents a range of perceptions and recollections in a conversational format.

DAY 3

LETTER TO THEO / LETTRE À THÉO

Élodie Lélu / Belgium / French, English, Greek, Dari / 63 mins / 2018

Lettre à Théo is the story of Élodie Lélu’s return to filmmaker Théo Angelopoulos’ Greece: a Greece battered by an interminable economic crisis, overwhelmed by a constant influx of migrants, yet still, despite everything, passionately fighting to preserve its dignity.

 

 

ROOMS

Sangeet Unni / Malayalam / 11 mins / 2016

The plot tags along a girl child where its seen how much an egoistic relationship between her parents seem to be affecting herself, her interests and how far has it got her confined to that space

 

 

IDA

Gokul R Nadh / Malayalam / 11 mins / 2017

A young village girl’s life revolves around her day to day routine that involves looking after an estranged father until she finds an old mysterious treasure box.

 

 

PREPARATION / ORUKKAM

Sankar G / Malayalam / 21 mins / 2017

An old man is paralyzed and completely dependent on his servant, who is in a dilemma whether to fulfill the wish of the old man or not.

 

 

PRATHICHAYA

Gayathri Sasiprakash / Malayalam / 16 mins / 2019

Prathicahaya is a short documentary exploring the similarities between cinema and Tholppavakooth, an age old art form native to the state of Kerala.

DAY 4

SOUND PROOF

Aditya Kelgaonkar Hindi / 29 mins / 2018

A young divorced woman, Sana, rents an apartment in Mumbai hoping for a new independent life… But instead, she finds herself caught in a maze of peculiar occurrences. Her attempts to unearth the mystery makes her run into a society that has insulated itself. A society that’s become rigid with fear by serving the powerful…

 

 

DAYS OF AUTUMN / XOROTOR AABELIBUR

Mukul Haloi / Assamese / 13 mins / 2016

Autumn noon passes quietly. An elderly couple lives a mundane life in a village of Assam. An atmosphere of absence pervades their household.One morning,a young boy comes to sell winter clothes and talks about his home which is three states away. A pleasant breeze signals the subtle change of season and hints towards a solitary time packed with memories of youth .

 

 

LOOK AT THE SKY

Ashok Veilou / Poula / 30 mins / 2018

Hai, a 40 year-old man, is ousted by his villagers for not supporting the village candidate in the elections. Look at the Sky follows Hai’s journey, to claim and exercise his will and the right of suffrage.

 

 

BLACK SHEEP

Ed Perkins / United Kingdom / English / 29 mins /2017

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After the high-profile killing of Damilola Taylor, Cornelius’ family move out of London. But when they discover their new town is run by racists, Cornelius takes a drastic step to survive.

 

 

SANDOVAL’S BULLET / LA BALA DE SANDOVAL

Jean-Jacques Martinod / Ecuador / Spanish /18 mins 2019

Isidro wanders through the rainforest as he and his brother recall the times he found himself face to face with death itself.

 

 

DAY 5

OF LOVE & ARTISTRY

Suruchi Sharma / Rajasthani, Hindi / 45 mins / 2017

A film that explores the lifestyle and life stories of different folk artists from Rajasthan while talking about memories and anecdotes associated with John Da, the man who helped these artists exhibit their world of music on various national and international platforms and go beyond the boundaries of their regional performing space.

 

 

THE LOSS OF WESTERN GHATS / SAHYANTE NASHTAM

Biju Pankaj / Malayalam / 24 / 2017

The Lion Tail Macaque (LTM) is a beautiful and rare species of monkeys found exclusively in the Southern part of the western ghats, especially in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. According to the latest census on LTM’s this unique species only have a population of around 3000. This documentary points out that even destruction of a single tree in the name of science and development can cause a huge catastrophe in the nature. This documentary was shot over a period of one year.

 

DYING WIND IN HER HAIR / BEBAAK

Dir: Shazia Iqbal / Hindi, Urdu, English / 21 mins / 2018

Based on a true story, Bebaak explores the body of patriarchal notions around male-authority and female bodies, a body of thought constructed systematically and built into social and theological premises. The film looks at how the liberal values upheld by an ambitious architecture student are put to test when she is offered a scholarship by a conservative Muslim trust.

 

 

DAY 6

A MOON FOR MY FATHER

Mania Akbari, Douglas White / Iran, UK / Persian, English / 75 mins / 2019

Courageous, raw and performative video work about the Iranian artist Mania Akbari’s first-hand experiences with both breast cancer and pregnancy. Mania Akbari collaborates with British sculptor Douglas White to coin a tender fusion of language, the film charts a deepening artistic and personal relationship exploring the nature of skin, family, death, water, desire and, throughout, a powerful will to form. Akbari looks into the connection between her body and the political history of Iran, investigating the relationship between her own physical traumas and the collective political memory of her birthplace.

 

 

THE WOMAN BEHIND THE WINDOW

Kourosh Shirali / Iran / Persian / 14 mins /2019

The woman leaves her workplace and she feel on the way back home that a man is following her … The woman wants to know who the man is.

 

 

THE JUGGLER/ O MALABARISTA

Iuri Moreno / Brazil / English / 11 mins / 2018

The Juggler, by Iuri Moreno, collects fragments from the daily lives and experiences of street artists, who amidst the hostility of major cities, seek to bring colors and smiles to those who cross their paths. The playful art direction and sound effects provide a contrast between the monochromatic landscapes and the multiplicity of colors in this hybrid between animation and documentary

DAY 7

09:09 F

Avinash Medhe / Marathi / 5:04 mins / 2019

Set inside a busy local train, the film through its characters reflect on the various societal contemplations around occupation of public spaces, otherness and how various contexts- situations see the interaction of these ideas being enacted in the everyday.

 

 

AMRITA

Swati Agarwal / English / 6:18 mins / 2018

Aestheticizing a true story procured from Rajasthan’s Bishnoi community, Amrita attempts to converse to the intuitive sensibilities around matters of environmental concerns and conservation. The film presents a stark account of sensitive human co-existence, to advocate the necessity of a reflective co-existence with nature.

 

 

DARK / IRUTTU

Deepak Sivan / 4:04 mins / 2018

Through the eyes of a little boy locked up in a dark room and the ray of light that keeps him company, Iruttu is a simplistic exploration of nuances in a world of man-made binaries.

 

 

INSIDE / AKAM

Remya Rajeev / Malayalam / 3:41 mins/ 2018

Kathakali is something Mathu has been hearing about all through his childhood. One fine summer day, his mother finally takes him to the temple for a performance. But what he encounters there is beyond one’s comprehension.

 

 

POCKETS

Vivek Prakash / 5:24 mins / 2018

Pockets tells the tale of man in a mall having a hard time picking up something that has fallen out of his hand, as the countless pockets on his clothes are filled with all the new things he has bought.

 

 

THE CYCLERICKSHAW

Saneesh Thomas / 5 mins/ 2018

The Cycle rickshaw is about an ageing widow, her son and the monotonous life they live.

 

 

THAT CLOUD NEVER LEFT

Yashaswini Raghunandan / Bengali / 65 mins / 2019

Somewhere, not so far from here, the moon turned red and the village revolved into a mirage of unclear activity. The mother anticipated rain while the two brothers built a tall ladder with a single eye and the children went looking for a ruby. A folktale-like narrative emerges from a village of toy-makers and sellers in Bengal who cut-up reels and reels of Bollywood, Tollywood and B-grade films to make a living out of loud sounding rattlers, whistles and whirligigs.