LEILA KHALED HIJACKER, Lina Makboul, Sweden, 58’
This film about a Palestinian woman hijacker challenges our assumptions about those who resort to violent means in response to oppression and gives us access to the politics of one of the most troubled regions of the twenty first century.
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Grand Jury Award, Tri Continental Film Festival, India. Best Film Award, Nöjesguiden Gothenburg, Sweden Winner, Lena Hellman Memorial Fund, Tempo Documentary
Festival, Sweden Honorable Mention,
Film Festival, USA
DIVIDED COLOURS OF A NATION, Umesh Aggarwal, 60’, India, PSBT
One of the biggest challenges India faces today is to create an equitable society - the solutions are not easy to find. Reservation for backward castes is currently the most contentious issue. Educated young people in urban India are out on streets, up in arms, against any policy that reserves seats in educational institutes on the basis of caste. Through this miasma of caste based reservation, the film also looks at the education system in India.
REVISITING CASTE RESERVATION
DISCUSSION FORUM (Panellists to be confirmed)
Dipankar Gupta, P.V. Indirasen Sukhdeo Thorat, Umesh Aggarwal Gurpreet Mahajan (Moderator)