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Film Screening of Firaaq, followed by a discussion with director Nandita Das

December 4, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Film Screening of Firaaq (2008, 101 minutes)
In Gujarati, Hindi, and Urdu with English subtitles
Followed by a discussion with director Nandita Das

Thursday, December 4, 2014
7:00pm – 9:30pm
Knox Hall, Room 208
606 West 122nd Street, between Broadway and Claremont

Firaaq follows the irrevocably changed lives of victims, silent observers, and perpetrators one month after the 2002 violence in Gujarat.  Firaaq won top honors at the 2008 Asian Festival of First Films in Singapore, including “Best Film”, “Best Screenplay”, and the “Foreign Correspondents Assn. Purple Orchid Award for Best Film.”

Nandita Das has performed in over 30 feature films in ten different languages, including critically acclaimed performances in such films as Fire, Earth, Bawander, and Before the RainsFiraaq, her directorial debut, premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2008, and has traveled to over 50 festivals, winning over 20 awards. In 2008, the French Government conferred her with the Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.  Nandita did her BA at Delhi University and earned a Masters from the Delhi School of Social Work.  She has worked with various NGOs as an advocate for issues of social justice, especially those of women, children and the marginalised communities, through various platforms.

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Date:
December 4, 2014
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Venue

Knox Hall, Room 208
606 West 122nd St.
New York, NY 10027 United States
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