The NALSAR Film Festival is being organised for the second time in recognition of the need to create meaningful dialogue between socially committed artists, intellectuals and the student community in order to fully comprehend India’s complex socio-political reality.
The organizers aim at embracing the arts in an effort to broaden the ambit of traditional legal notions of justice.
The film festival shall bring together independent directors from across India to screen their work at NALSAR and follow it up with open discussions on the issues raised in each documentary.
The dates for the event are March 22 and 23, 2014. The film festival will see an eclectic mix of students from various fields interacting with directors in order to query social justice concerns and understand the myriad perspectives that exist for any issue.
The first edition, held in August 2012, saw acclaimed directors such as Chalam Bennurkar, Amudhan R P, Deepa Dhanraj and Sanjay Kak sharing the stage with first time directors such as Nakul Sawhney, Oishik Sircar and Debolina Dutta. Award winning documentaries by the mentioned artists on subjects as varied as environmentalism, casteism, sex-work and transgender activism were screened.
The NALSAR Film Festival is open to all.
Buses will ply from Jubilee Bus Stand, at 9.30am and 1.30pm on Day 1 and at 10.30am and 1.30pm on Day 2.
Contact Aymen Mohammed (09160903538) and Niyati Sharma (09652079193). Or +91 80089 06333 (Anindita); +91 97050 55607 (Sanya).