Firaaq, which premiered in 2008, is set a month after the 2002 Gujarat riots and chronicles the traumas and everyday losses of its characters on either side of the religious divide. The film paints a complex picture of the milieu in which the riots occurred, and serves as a meditation on ethnic violence and on the trauma of losing a sense of belonging in the place that we call our homes. Nandita Das’ passion as a social worker and human rights activist shines through in this film.
Friday, March 14th, Martinos Auditorium (Granoff Center)
4:00pm : Firaaq (Nandita Das, 2008, 101min, 35mm)
6:00pm : Festival Keynote by Nandita Das and Q&A
Reception to follow
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