The Justice Project film festival organised by Aakar, a Trust based in New Delhi is being organised at Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), Lodhi Estate on May 25, 27, 29 and 30, 2015.

The festival will showcase several films from directors in India, Nepal, Pakistan and Srilanka.

About

The Justice Project is being coordinated and implemented by Aakar with support from International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

The screenings are in partnership with India International Centre. The directors will be present for a post screening discussion.

Five films from across South Asia bring us up close to the quest for justice in different settings and thereby rip open the shared fault lines of the region — conflicts based on caste, labour, religion, ethnicity, gender and nationalism.

In their own distinct ways, each film unravels the relationship of justice to law. Each film documents the struggles of individuals, collectives and movements that emerge from the operations of law.

In the process,each film also records the unjustness of law. These are five stories that attempt to address the troubling question of why law and constitutional guarantees fall silent in areas of conflict and the consequence of this silence on people’s lives.

Entry : Free (Seating on First-Come First-Served basis)

Venue : C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium, Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), 40 Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi-110003

Dates and Films

25 May 2015 at 6:30 PM: Castaway Man

Director: Kesang Tseten (Nepal), Duration: 82 mins

27 May 2015 at 6:30 PM: Silence In The Courts

Director: Prasanna Vithanage (Sri Lanka), Duration: 57 mins

29 May 2015 at 6:00 PM: A Walnut Tree

Director: Ammar Aziz (Pakistan) Duration: 82 mins

30 May 2015 at 6:00 PM: The Factory

Director: Rahul Roy (India) Duration: 132 mins

More information relating to the stories of the films can be accessed HERE.

The Facebook event is HERE.

Contact

For more information : justiceproject.southasia@gmail.com

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