VAW Reels@Kriti Film Club, 29th November 2014, from 4 to 6 pm

Please join us for the viewing and discussion of three important films as we discuss violence against women and girls this November at the kriti Film Club

VAW Reels 
@Kriti Film Club

on Saturday, 29th November 2014

4 to 6 pm

Hai Dupatta
India/30 mins/ Hindi
Director: Tess Joseph
(in collaboration with PSBT)


I Am Nirbhaya

India/9:30 mins/ Various languages
(From the series “India Unheard” by Video Volunteers)
Directors: Areeb Hashmi, Stalin K


Journey of Two Women
Pakistan/15 mins/ Urdu
Directors: Risham Waseem, Rabia Arif, Ghazala Remat
(Above films from IAWRT India’s ‘OUR Lives…To Live’ seeking a JUST world! 2014)

Date: Saturday, 29th November

Time: 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm  (winter timings of Kriti Film Club)

(screenings followed by discussion)

at the Kriti team workplace, 

A-15 Tara Apartments, near Alaknanda market

New Delhi 110019 (nearest metro – Govindpuri)


Hai Dupatta – The stole or dupatta has long been a symbol of modesty. With the changing times and the changing face of women, this piece of cloth has given reason to both, conform and protest. The Film tries to unravel what the stole means to young people and captures moments of violation and prejudices.

About the Filmmaker – Tess Jospeh is a freelance media person with experience in ideation, research and television production. She started as an Associate Producer on TV and went on to direct India’s longest running children’s programme –The Bournvita Quiz Contest. She began her tryst with films by casting for Mira Nair’s Namesake and then went on to be casting Director for Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited, Claire Mc Carthy’s ‘The Waiting City’ and, Doug Liman’s Fair Game. She has also been first assistant director on Bollywood blockbusters like Ghajini and other international films.

Journey of Two Women – This short film is an honest look at societal attitudes towards women and women’s rights in Pakistan, through casual interviews in the streets and conversations with activists, NGO heads, lawmakers and media persons. It also becomes a personal journey for the young women making the film, as their own perceptions are shaped and altered in the process.

About the Filmmakers – Risham Waseem is a student of Film and TV at the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan. She has been involved in interactive theatre since the age of 11. She aspires to be a documentary filmmaker and tackle the various social issues that prevail in Pakistan. Ghazala Remat grew up in Hunza, Pakistan (where she felt she never quite fit in), and graduated in Film and TV from the National College of Arts, where she learnt to weave stories about characters through the threads of the mind. Rabia Arif has a Master’s in Mass Media. Her film Zindagi Tamasha Bani about hijras, won an award at the Vasakh Film Festival. She has made a number of other documentaries on social issues, health dilemmas, traditional approaches and cultural preservation, all of which are available online at Maati TV, youtube, Express Tribune and Daily Motion.

I am Nirbhaya – The anger after the “Nirbhaya” rape case has diffused but not disappeared. We – women, men, feminists, activists and politicians – continue to ask questions and seek answers as to how we can end rape. This video poses some pointed questions to patriarchy, in the voices of women from the most marginalised communities. The reality looks bleak. Yet the future is hopeful, if only because women across India are beginning to be heard; their desire to govern their own lives is being acknowledged. Everywhere there are thousands of Nirbhayas rising. These are some of their stories.

About the Filmmakers – Areeb Hashmi is a filmmaker with over six years’ experience in producing and directing documentaries, short films and TV commercials. In 2008 his documentary Poliomyelitis in India won him an 8000 pound scholarship by the London Film Academy for a Postgraduate Diploma in Filmmaking. Stalin K is a well-known documentary filmmaker, media trainer and human rights activist. He has won several international awards for his films. Stalin has produced 6 community radio programs, designed more than 20 rights-based campaigns and conducted over 300 trainings in filmmaking and participatory video, street theatre, radio production, and development communications. He is Managing Trustee of Video Volunteers.

ABOUT THE FILM CLUB: Kriti Film Club is an educational and research oriented initiative of Kriti: a development research, praxis and communication team. We offer an independent and informal space for screening documentary films on a whole range of development, human rights &environment issues. We also serve as a borrowing & access space for documentary films.

The world marks 16 days of activism around violence against women from 25th November to 10th December each year, these screenings are in solidarity with many women and men waging to resist and elminate violence against women and girls. We also remember mark 16th December, remembering Jyoti Patil through the film 'I am Nirbhaya' at this screening.

Note: All are welcome. Confirmations by mail or phone would be appreciated. We will have some garam garam kullad wali chai and some home made snacks to go along. Contributions to our gullak are welcome as we continue these screenings as an independent and non-funded effort. 

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