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.
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.
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