Print Edition - 2015-11-22 | et cetera
FSA continues to touch wide array of themes
Nov 22, 2015-
Film Southasia 2015 continued on Saturday with the screening of 12 documentaries. From a movie following families battling it out on a hockey field, to another exploring the underground anime subculture in Nagaland, India, the festival continued to act as a platform to screen movies touching upon a wide range of issues.
Among the films screened at the biennial film festival were those which had been facing difficulties being screened in their native countries.
“During the course of a year and a half, the time it took to shoot the documentary, I faced many obstacles,” said Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai director Nakul Singh Sawhney. “It was even harder to screen the film after it was completed. The screenings were constantly obstructed by political cadres, especially those close to political parties in power.”
Similarly, other controversial documentaries such as Red Ant Dream, Blood Leaves Its Trail, and News from Jaffna, among others, were screened at the festival.
Film Southasia, on Saturday, hosted a panel discussion programme featuring prominent filmmakers Nakul Singh Sawhney, Sanjay Kak, Iffat Fatima and Mohan Mainali.
The panel discussed the obstacles of independent filmmaking in the region. The discussion was moderated by Kanak Mani Dixit, the Chairman of Film Southasia.
Film Southasia will run through November 22.
Published: 22-11-2015 09:11