Films About Hope, Opposition To Regression At Bengaluru Film Festival

The film festival is organized by the Bangalore Film Society in association with Pedestrian Pictures, Rushes Film Club-St Joseph’s University and Gamana Women’s Collective.

Over three days, the festival will show 14 documentaries and films about people’s resistance to oppressive regimes, regressive socio-cultural practices and positive stories about transformation and change, according to the organizers. The festival is held at St Joseph’s University Auditorium on Langford Road.

In addition to film screenings, the festival hosts panel discussions on topics related to farmers, youth and women. Farha Khatun, Sanjay Barnela and Kasturi Basu are among the filmmakers attending the event.

‘The Color of My Home’ by Sanjay Barnela and Farah Naqvi was the opening film of the festival. The film is about the survivors of the 2013 riots in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh. Organizers said the festival sought, in partnership with local educational institutions, organizations and networks, to spark conversations about women, youth and vulnerable communities such as farmers, migration, displacement and sustainable livelihoods.

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