India premiere of 'Women in Religion in India' / 15 June 2018/ Kriti Film Club specials @IHC

Kriti Film Club
invites you for a Premiere Screening and Panel Discussion 

'Women and Religion in India'
a documentary by Disha Arora
(35 mins/ Hindi, English, and Marathi with subtitles in English/ 2017)

Followed by a Discussion
Panelists: Dr. Bulbul Dhar-James, Samina Mishra and the Film maker
Moderated by: Veenu Kakkar

on Friday, 15th June 2018
at 7 pm
Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre
(entry from gate no.3)
Lodhi Road, New Delhi

About the Film: Women and Religion in India is a journey of one woman across the country, to create a dialogue about the weakening of women's rights under the guise of religion. Some of the issues covered in the documentary include discriminatory practices in different religions in India; menstruation and purity; women’s role in religious leadership; patriarchal interpretation of religious texts; and women's entry in religious places.

About the Film Maker: Disha Arora is a development communications specialist and documentary filmmaker. She works with nonprofits to find the best way to tell their stories of impact and build their unique identities. She also develops high quality communication tools that meet their goals. Over the past eight years, Disha has worked with a number of local and international nonprofits addressing social issues such as violence against women, rural education, climate change, animal protection, and effects of urbanisation.

About the Panelists: Samina Mishra is a documentary filmmaker, writer and teacher based in New Delhi, with a special interest in media for and about children. Her films include The Teacher and The World (2016), Jagriti Yatra (2013), Two Lives (2007), The House on Gulmohar Avenue (2005), Stories of Girlhood (2001) and Adha Asman (1996). She has also created a multi-media exhibition, Home and Away (2004) and written children's books published by Scholastic, Tulika, Young Zubaan, The Wisdom Tree and Penguin. She worked on Nehru’s Children, an archival research project on the archive of the Children’s Film Society of India for the India Foundation for the Arts. Her interest in the ways that the arts can be included in education led her to head programming at the Nehru Learning Centre for Children and Youth for two years. Her recently-published book, My Sweet Home: Childhood Stories from a Corner of the City (Mapin 2017) comes out of a creative writing and art workshop designed to reflect the world through children’s self-expression and creative practice. She is a board member of IAWRT India and is the co-curator of Soundphiles, an experimental listening experience, at IAWRT India’s Asian Women’s Film Festival. She is currently teaching the International Baccalaureate Film programme at Pathways School Noida and collaborating on Torchlight, a web journal on libraries and bookish love. She is also the Curator of Half Ticket, the children’s section at the MAMI Mumbai Film Festival.

Bijayalaxmi Nanda is an academician, feminist activist, and researcher who teaches political science and gender studies in Miranda House, Delhi University, Delhi, India. She coordinates a self-funded initiative called campaign against the pre-birth elimination of females (CAPF) from 2002 which works with the youth to raise awareness and advocacy and to support women survivors and victims of gender violence and discrimination. Books written by her include co-authored human rights, gender, and environment ( allied publishers 2006) and co-edited understanding social inequality(Macmillan 2010). Well known articles by her include 'Cinderella goes to school: girl-child education in India( yojana 2013)', 'Does the girl-child count' 'Census and other stories( mainstream 2013)'.

About the Film Club: The Kriti Film Club is an educational initiative of a not-for-profit organisation 'Kriti team'. It screens and shares documentary films on development, environment and socially relevant issues, in an effort to influence mindsets and behaviour towards an equitous, just and peaceful world. It also curates issue based film festivals and organises neighbourhood, school, college or institutional film shows. The Kriti Film Club has been screening 'thought-provoking cinema' regularly and independently since 2000.

Venue collaboration: India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Open for All
Seating on first cum first basis
Confirmations preferred:

Note: Nearest Metrolines - JLN Stadium, Jor Bagh, Khan Market