‘SOMETIMES EVEN ONE IMAGE CAN HELP DESTABILIZE LONG-HELD BELIEFS’ SANJAY KAK Join us for a weekend of Sanjay Kak documentary films curated by Tajender Sagoo, director of Frank Brazil Urgent and uncompromising, Sanjay Kak’s films have reached audiences in villages and small towns, distributed and screened through India’s vast network of activist groups. His study of the Asian community in the UK, This Land, My Land, Eng-Land! was filmed in 1990 in the era of Norman Tebbit’s ‘cricket test,’ but speaks just as much to presentday is about an ongoing conflict in Kashmir. Released in 2007, it centres on the lives of Kashmiri people living in a profoundly militarised society. Red Ant Dream critiques the idea of citizenship in a democracy, as people across India protest against land grabs, under policies that evoke colonial-era occupations. The film asks, are revolutions even possible any more? Brexit Britain. Jashn-e-Azadi (How We Celebrate Freedom) India on Film is part of UK/India 2017, a major cultural collaboration between the two countries, in partnership with The British Council WANT MORE? See p10 for screenings of Hotel Salvation, p8 for a preview of The Boy With The Topknot, and p15 for a screening of Silk River For more Indian cinema, visit BFI Player and bfi.org.uk/india-on-film IN PARTNERSHIP WITH I N D I A ON FILM T H I S L A N D I S O U R S Images: This Land, My Land, Eng-land!
BFI Southbank Guide Sep-Oct 2017
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