Selected films from the programme A Time To Resist will be available to rent on Vimeo On Demand from 12 April to 9 May 2021.
About the Programme
While the world reels through a pandemic and the spectre of death and illness haunts us, the power and the lack of empathy of nation states has been put under the spotlight for all to see. The rise of right wing ideology, racial prejudice, religious fundamentalism and the threat to social and cultural freedoms, seem to have manifested spectacularly in many countries. Multiple issues of inequality and injustice that were hidden or that we were blind to, have been made visible by the pandemic. Across the world, people have taken to the streets. There are protests, strikes and rallies. We find ourselves today at a critical moment in time. A time to resist.
With a focus on India, this series reflects on how Indian cinema has endured as a site through which democracy has been imagined and negotiated. With films that address issues of land, labour and human rights through poetry, music and humour, this programme outlines how India has entered one of its most complex and dangerous political periods yet
The following films are available to rent on AFA’s VOD page for 48 hrs at USD 3.50. Links will be made available when they go live. Please click on the title you wish to watch to go directly to the VOD page:
12 April – 25 April 2021
Absence (2018), dir. Ekta Mittal
Triple Bill: I am 20 (1967) + Memories of Milk City (1991) + Blood Earth (2013), dir. S.N.S Sastry, Ruchir Joshi, Kush Badhwar
19 April – 2 May 2021
Love in the Time of Malaria (1992), dir. Sanjiv Shah
A Rifle and a Bag (2020), dir. Arya Rothe, Cristina Hanes, Isabella Rinaldi
26 April – 9 May 2021
What Has Happened to this City? (1986), dir. Deepa Dhanraj
Double Bill: This Bit of That India (1972) + This Freedom Life (2018), dir. S.N.S Sastry, Priya Sen
Double Bill: Noon Day Dispensary (2014) + Tales From Planet Kolkata (1993), dir. Priya Sen, Ruchir Joshi
Reframe: A Time to Resist screens theatrically at Oldham Theatre from 9 – 25 April 2021. For more information, please click here.