IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (AAKRITI KOHLI, SANDEEP SINGH) DOCUMENTALES

In the mood for love
Aakriti Kohli,  Sandeep Singh
India.  2015.  28 min                                                                                                            PSBT

Una historia de personas que han vivido y amado.
Esta película explora las relaciones y el amor y mirando la noción de  la fraternidad, el amor, la sexualidad y la ilegalidad en relación con la comunidad de Gays y Lesbianas. Las historias son documentos de personas y compañeras en un intento de mirada íntima  y reflexión sobre sí mismos, la comunidad y el movimiento. Destacando su vida cotidiana y el trabajo, la película examina la experiencia de vivir en una ciudad, tener una relación y el concepto mismo de una familia. Finalmente la película cuestionará los poderes generales del estado en la definición, vigilancia y regulación  de la gente y el discurso popular, que rechaza los derechos de los Gays y Lesbianas como  algo trivial y sin importancia.

Caste on the Menu Card (India) Documentaries

Caste on the Menu Card
Ananyaa Gaur, Anurup Khillare, Atul Anand, Reetika Revathy Subramanian, Vaseem Chaudhary                                                                             India. 2015. 20 min

Venue :  Función Lenguaje                                                                                               Date :  20 may.  19.30h

The film delves into the idea of food as a site of exclusion by focusing on beef-eating practices in Mumbai. It attempts to portray the prevalence of caste differentiations as seen in the food choices of people in the city and touches upon concerns related to livelihood, social inclusion and human rights. By tracing the mythological and historical roots of the meat-eating culture in our country, the film discusses the hierarchy maintained by Brahminical preferences and its intended subversions. This is seen in the stand taken on dealing with the political economy of the leather and meat industries. The film also follows the ruptured background of universities’ caste politics over the demand of inclusion of beef in institutions. It observes that many restaurants in Mumbai offer beef delicacies, but off the menu. Thus, the film reads ‘Caste on the Menu Card’. This film was made prior to the 2015 ban on sale of beef (including bulls and bullocks) in Maharashtra.

In her words (Annie Zaidi)

In her words
Annie Zaidi
India.  2015.  42 min.

The Film traces the historical and social journeys of Indian women’s lives as revealed through the literature they created in every era. The story of how women lived, and their march towards freedom and self-definition was not officially documented. However, through the verses of nuns, bhakti devotee rebels, folk songs, verses written by courtesans, amateur anthropologists, the memoirs of activists, and modern literature, we witness the oppressions and aspirations of Indian womanhood over two millenia. The film traces these changes through the translators, publishers, historians, and contemporary writers and readers who are pushing towards a more gender equal society.

The deep rising (Mehrajur Rahman) Documentaries

The deep rising
Mehrajur Rahman Baruah
India. 2015. 26 min

The film delves in to the issue of disability unfolding the biased mindsets and unfriendly circumstances that propel the physically challenged people continue to live and enmesh in the vortex of disability. The narrative minutely explores the dance troupe ‘Ability Unlimited’ encompassing the art practices of differently able artists, their world within and outside, the collapse of the interface as well as “We and They” dichotomy created by the mainstream society. The film engages the artists who have innately redefined the notion of disability by transforming it to their advantage, giving a new lease of life accordingly enabling them to lead a dignified and productive life.

In the mood for love (Aakriti Kohli, Sandeep Singh) Documentaries

In the mood for love
Aakriti Kohli, Sandeep Singh
India. 2015. 28 min                                                                                                             PSBT

A story of people who have lived and loved.
This film explores queer love and relationships, and looks at the notion of togetherness, love, sexuality, and illegality with reference to the LGBTQ community. The film documents stories of individuals and partners who turn an inward gaze and reflect on themselves, the community and the movement. Foregrounding their everyday life and work, the film looks at the experience of living in a city, having a relationship and the very concept of a family. Finally the film prods us to question the overarching powers of the state in defining, policing and regulating people, and popular discourse, which dismisses LGBTQ rights as trivial and unimportant.

TOLL BAR (Zhasulan Poshanov)

Toll Bar
Zhasulan Poshanov
Kazakhstan. 2015. 60 min

Venue :  B.The Travel Brand
Date : 18 april. 19.30h

Rauan works at a parking lot in a prestigious residential area. Aidar passes him daily in his luxurious car. The auto belongs to his father, who works in the oil business. Rauan and Aidar are both determined to build their own lives themselves. They live in the same city, their paths cross in the same yard, but there is an abyss between them. They are separated by a toll-bar between wealth and poverty. One day Aidar and Rauan will clash and their worlds will clash. What will the results be..?