Location: Alliance Française auditorium
Date: Fri, 2013/10/18 – 6:30pm
Category: Film screening
In partnership with Vikalp Film Archive
Do Pahar, by Shazia Srivastava and Sharifa Roy (30’)
Sudha, an old woman survives her remaining days on scraps of leftover food, abuse from her son and watching the world from the countless windows of her ancestral house. It’s Diwali. For two days now, she’s noticed a man, Bilal, outside her window waiting for someone. With unabashed curiosity, Sudha keeps vigil on Bilal. When Bilal catches her staring and confronts her, she audaciously invites him in for a glass of water.
No problem: six months with the barefoot grandmamas, by Yasmin Kidwai (58’)
Middle aged village women from all over the world land in an Indian village to learn how to construct solar electrical systems. Most are barely literate; many of them only speak their own mother tongue. Over six months, these two unlikely groups bond over concepts. They are participating in a unique programme designed by the Barefoot College, a pathbreaking institution that has revolutionised the lives of many thousands of poor people since 1977.