Beyond Borders Feminist Film Festival (3rd Edition)


Thu Dec 01 2022 at 07:00 pm to Mon Dec 05 2022 at 09:30 pm


Habitat World, India Habitat Centre | New Delhi, DL

Curated by Aanchal Kapur and Reena Mohan
Organised by Kriti Film Club and Jagori
1st to 5th DECEMBER 2022,
7 pm onwards each evening,
1st DECEMBER 2022 @Amaltas
MIRROR (Aaina)
(69 mins/ Hindi, Urdu with Eng. subtitles/ 2022)
Dir. Siddhant Sarin
A momentary act of revenge transforms the lives of two young Indian women forever. After surviving an acid attack, both Ritu and Faraha now have to navigate through a sea of odd currents in their daily lives. By intertwining the shadows and lights of hope and hopelessness, the film becomes a mirror where we see our own reflections.
Followed by a discussion with the filmmaker
2nd DECEMBER 2022 @Amaltas
A selection of films on mental health
(20 mins/ Malayalam with Eng. subtitles/ 2022)
Dir. Rose Paul
This film is a story on Cause and Effect. It shows the internal world of Anu, a 21 year old who suffers from Body Dysmorphia. As the story unfolds, one gets to see the degree of dysphoria she is facing, the root cause behind her current mental state as well as the catalytic factors that have contributed to her feeling this constant state of isolation.
(20 minutes/ English/ 2022)
Dir. Divya Sachar
The artist begins an imaginative search into how she developed her schizophrenia and wonders if trauma is passed down genetically through generations. She talks to the jamun tree in the courtyard and the tree replies in the voice of an old woman. Images of the Partition of India are used and the artist wonders if her grandmother’s traumatic past (owing to the Partition) has a role to play in her own illness or suffering.
Followed by a discussion with the filmmakers
(49.50 mins/ Bengali with Eng. subtitles/ 2018)
Dir. Putul Mahmood
Atasi was declared mad by her family and admitted to a mental hospital. Once out of the mental hospital, she fell in love and ‘plotted’ her own recovery. She had a story to tell - not only a story of love in the time of madness but also that of a dysfunctional family in an odd little house in Kolkata.
Followed by a discussion with the filmmaker
3rd DECEMBER 2022 @Gulmohar Hall
A selection of Short Documentaries
(10 mins/ Hindi with Eng. subtitles/ 2022)
Dir. Vaishnavi Shrivastava
The film resonates with the emotions and experiences of three women, belonging to three
different backdrops of social province. Their journeys of holding back their opinions and emotions share a resemblance of an obscure quietness between them.
(30 mins/ Assamese, Hazaragi with Eng. subtitles/ 2022)
Dir. Priya Naresh
The film follows two Youtube filmmaking groups, one living in Balochistan, Pakistan, and one living in Assam, India. The film follows these groups, as they make space for their complex history and cultures.
NIGHT TIME IN SMALL TOWN INDIA / Chhote Shehron ki Lambi Raat
(35 mins/Hindi with Eng subtitles/ 2022)
Dir. The Third Eye’s Digital Educators
Women and men from UP, Rajasthan and Jharkhand venture out to record the nightlife in small towns in India with their cameras. Who is watching and who is being watched? Are nights crafted in labour or with invisible labour?
(39 mins/ English/ 2021)
Dir. Maanvi Chowdhary
Shalini Chowdhary, an established architect in the small city of Lucknow runs her practice with passion and understanding. Her relationship with space being the central idea through which we see her navigate the memories of the tragic accident that left her paraplegic.
Followed by a discussion with the filmmakers
4th DECEMBER 2022 @Gulmohar Hall
A selection of short fiction films
(5 mins/No Dialogue/ 2021)
Dir. Shonali
In a materialistic world, despite living on the streets, a brother goes beyond his way to give his sister a rare gift to bring a smile to her face.
(28 mins/ Hindi, English with Eng. subtitles/ 2021)
Dir. Mehak Jamal
Zoya receives a disturbing call from her mother - informing her that her sister Zara has gone missing during the pandemic. Surprisingly, Zoya isn't rattled. She's hiding something from her mother.
(26 mins/Marathi, English, Hindi with Eng. subtitles/ 2021)
Dir. Radhika Murthy
On a quest for love, Megha goes on a date with Suyash in the middle of the pandemic. They drive through the city, at night, trying to find space to drink and smoke, undisturbed by post lockdown rules and cops. Their date is intercut with an analysis of everything except love.
(18.43 mins/ English/ 2022)
Dir. Mehak Matharu
This film is a portrait of a young woman, Gargi Bordoloi. It's almost Gargi's birthday and her friends Madhu and Farhan are excited to celebrate this day with her. Unfortunately, she has to work overtime with her senior colleague Anurag.
RIMI (The First Drop of Rain)
(13:05 mins/ Hindi & English with Eng. Subtitles/ 2021)
Dir. Nischhal Sharmaa
The film is about suppressed dreams and desires told through the journey of Rimi, a woman confined in the roles of a housewife and a mother, entrapped in the mundane domesticity of her world until something changes.
(20 mins/Malayalam with Eng. subtitles/ 2022)
Dir. Sharika Prasad
Rithu and Anju are two friends staying together in a rented single room space in Kochi. They have a house owner who makes their life difficult. They almost get a new place to stay. But on their last day at their current residence, they face a bunch of new problems.
(21 mins/Tamil with Eng. subtitles/ 2022)
Dir. Naveen Mu
An old woman trapped in a bitter marriage is pushed to the brink when her paralyzed husband sets out to consume her pet rooster.
Followed by a discussion with the filmmakers
5th DECEMBER 2022 @Gulmohar Hall
(67 mins/ English, Kashmiri & Hindi/ 2021)
Dir. Madhulika Jalali
This personal account seeks to understand ‘loss’, ‘identity’ & is an attempt to reconstruct the long-lost home of the filmmakers’ birth, a place and of a time that exists in her and her family’s collective memories. Madhulika’s family left Kashmir in the early 1990s as a part of the Kashmiri Pandit exodus, due to the armed insurgency. She went to Kashmir for the first time with her family 24 years later.
Followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.
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The curators have put together a larger online edition of festival which will follow in December. However some of the above films will not play in it. Look out for details.
ABOUT THE KRITI FILM CLUB: This is an educational initiative of a not-for-profit organisation 'Kriti team'. We screen and share documentary films on development, environment, and socially relevant issues, in an effort to positively influence mindsets and behaviour towards creating an equitous, just, and peaceful world. We also curate issue-based film festivals and organise documentary film shows in neighbourhoods, communities, schools, colleges, or institutions on request and otherwise. The Kriti Film Club has been screening documentaries regularly and independently (without any funding) in Delhi NCR since 2000, in Mumbai since 2019, and online since March 2020, to promote 'thought-provoking cinema'.
Venue Collaboration: India Habitat Centre, Lodi road, New Delhi 110003
Nearest Metros: Jor Bagh, JLN Stadium, Khan Market, Race Course
Audience is requested to wear masks as part of Covid19 protocols.
The space is wheelchair friendly.
Seating on first cum first serve basis
Confirmations are requested on [email protected]
Contact us: 098106 66692
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