Carleton University’s Canada-India Centre for Excellence Presents Through a Woman’s Lens, an Indian Film Series

Carleton, in collaboration with the High Commission of India, is proud to present six films over two weekends as part of the Indian film series, Through a Woman’s Lens.

When: From Oct. 19 to Oct. 28, 2012
Where: Carleton University, River Building Theatre, Room 2200, 2nd floor
Admission: Free

Films will include:

Amu
Friday, Oct. 19 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Introduction by Mayurika Chakravorty, Department of English, Carleton University.

Amu, directed by Shonali Bose, chronicles the experience of an Indian-American woman who goes to India to visit her relatives and discovers her family’s involvement in past tragedies.

Mr. and Mrs. Iyer
Saturday, Oct. 20 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Introduction by Malini Guha, Department of Film Studies, Carleton University.

The film, directed by Aparna Sen, portrays the journey of a Tamil, Iyer Brahmin, who is Hindu and a Bengali Muslim wildlife photographer amid the carnage of a communal riot.

Rudaali
Sunday, Oct. 21 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Introduction by Pauline Rankin, associate dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), Carleton University.

Rudaali, directed by Kalpana Lajmi, depicts the life of a girl in a small Rajasthan village who is abandoned by her mother shortly after her father’s death and later becomes a professional mourner.

Devrai
Friday, Oct. 26 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Introduction by Mythili Rajiva, Institute of Women’s Studies, University of Ottawa.

Devrai, directed by Sumitra Bhave and Sunil Sukhtankar, is the story of a man who suffers from schizophrenia and lives with his family in a village in the Konkan region of the state of Maharashtra, India.

Phir Milenge
Saturday, Oct. 27 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Introduction by Richard Mann, College of the Humanities, Carleton University.

Phir Milenge, directed by Revathi Menon, is the story of a woman who has been tested positive for HIV. She confronts stigma and injustice when she is dismissed from her job.

Disha
Sunday, Oct. 28, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Introduction by Sukeshi Kamra, associate dean, FASS, Carleton University.

Disha, directed by Sai Paranpye, portrays a family in Bhukari that migrates to the big city of Mumbai followed by others from their village to find employment.

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For more information: http://www2.carleton.ca/india/events/

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