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ADVERTORIAL: SELLING NEWS OR PRODUCTS? Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, 30’, PSBT

The film examines the commercial nature of many media organisations all over the world, and in India in particular, adversely impacting the democratic ideal of objective journalism.

TV NEWS FOR SALE

NATIONAL COLLOQUIUM (Panellists to be confirmed)

Barkha Dutt, Fali Nariman, Rajdeep Sardesai Rajiv Mehrotra, Sucheta Dalal, Suhel Seth Paranjoy Guha Thakurta (Moderator)

IT’S A BOY (IT’S GOING TO BE A BOY)

Vani Subramanian, 30’, PSBT (Followed by discussion with Filmmaker)

The film travels to Bombay, Delhi, Benares and Shillong, going back in time to reveal how the current crisis of sex ratios had been foretold by those on the forefront of the campaigns against sex determination and pre-selection. It assesses government initiatives, looks beyond the rhetoric, and uses the lens of culture to explore common beliefs about daughters and sons within the family and men and women in society.

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Best Documentary, Bollywood & Beyond – 5, Indian Film Festival Stuttgart, Germany International Video Festival, Kerala

SOUTH ASIA PREMIERE CROSSING BORDERS, Bilal Yousef, Israel, 58’

Crossing Borders tells the story of Aisha Sidawi and Umiya Abu-Ras

  • two Palestinian Israeli women straggling to achieve equality

against the men in their lives; taking part in a political activity which was until now an ‘only men’ arena; wrestling to cross both personal and political boundaries.

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Best Documentary, In the Spirit of Freedom Category, Jerusalem Film Festival Best Documentary, The Other Israel Film Festival

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