Sent Away Boys (Kriti Film Club specials @IHC)

in association with PSBT and 
India Habitat Centre
invites you for the screening of

(45 min./ Punjabi, Hindi, English/ 2016)

Directed by: Harjant Gill
Produced by PSBT

Date: 17th February 2017
Time: 7 pm
Venue: Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi 110 003

(nearest Metro stations: JLN Stadium, Jor Bagh and Khan Market)

The film will be followed by a discussion.

About the Film: What happens to families in the absence of sons? What happens to land in the absence of farmers? What happens to communities in the absence of men? The Film weaves together testaments of individual ambitions and family biographies from Punjab, to chronicle the gradual transformation of the agrarian landscape and patriarchal traditions through ongoing transnational migration. Being a successful man now entails leaving one’s village, travelling abroad and sending money home. The Film shows how young men's decisions to emigrate implicate families and communities across North India. 

About the Film maker: For Indian-born filmmaker Harjant Gill, making films is about casting a spotlight on urgent and often overlooked social issues and making marginalised members of society feel less isolated and more understood. His films include As if it Matters, Everything, Some Reasons for Living, Lot’s Wife, Mission Movie and Milind Soman Made Me Gay. He was recently featured in a book Our Time is Now: Young People Changing the World. Gill was born in India, grew up in San Francisco and now lives in Washington DC, where he teaches Anthropology and Cultural Studies at the American University. His research looks at cinema, masculinity and migration in north India. Gill is also a Point Foundation Scholar.

About the Film Club: Kriti Film Club is an educational and research oriented initiative of Kriti: a development praxis and communication team.#KritiFilmClub offers an independent and informal space for screening documentary films on a whole range of development, human rights &environment issues. We also serve as an access and distribution channel for documentary films since 2000.

Open for All. 
Confirmations are always appreciated on 011-26033088/ 26027845

Acknowledgments: We thank PSBT for sharing this film to screen by the Kriti Film Club and distribute via our Docushop.

We thank the India Habitat Centre for their collaboration in providing venue and technical support for this screening.


Palashi Vaghela said…
Hi! Would really like to buy this film for viewing. Any possibilities of that being possible?
Yes of course. You can buy the film here. Look forward to sharing. You could also call us on 011 26027845/ 26033088