Film Festival Against Communalism

Film Festival Against Communalism

Jointly organised by MARUPAKKAM, Periyar Self Respect Media Department Panuval Book Shop

on October 2; 11 am to 8pm

at Periyar Thidal

Guest speakers:

S.Anandhi�br>Researcher, Associate professor, MIDS, Chennai.

Pudhuvai Sugumaran�br>Human Rights Activist

Govi Lenin�br>Journalist / writer


11 am

1) In the Name of God
Dir: Anand Patwardhan�br>
(1992, 75 minutes)�br>
On the rise of Hindu fundamentalism as reflected in the temple/mosque conflict in Ayodhya that led to nation wide carnage.�br>
2 pm

2) Father, Son Holy War
Dir: Anand Patwardhan�br>
(1995, 120 minutes)

On the relationship between religion, violence and male identity. Does the root of India's recent bloodshed - perhaps all bloodshed - lie in male insecurity, itself an inevitable product of the very construction of "manhood?"�br>
5 pm

3) Final Solution (Tamil)
Dir: Rakesh Sharma�br>
(2004, 74 minutes)

Final Solution is a study of the politics of hate. Set in Gujarat during the period Feb/March 2002 - July 2003, the film graphically documents the changing face of right-wing politics in India through a study of the 2002 genocide of Muslims in Gujarat. It specifically examines political tendencies reminiscent of the Nazi Germany of early/mid-1930s. Final Solution is anti-hate/ violence as “those who forget history are condemned to relive it”.

7:00 pm

Closing remarks by

Aasiriyar Kee. Veeramani
Dravida Kazhagam

All are welcome!


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