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Musical Space (India)

Director: Ramanathan Vaidyanathan
36 Min / English / Documentary, Music, Humanities / Colour / 2016

The documentary is about a music festival conducted in Alcott Urur Kuppam, a fishing village in Chennai. The festival seeks to break the class and caste barrier in the arts and the hearts of people. The film features Magsaysay award winner T M Krishna.

Date: 26th Nov / Venue: The Screening Room / Event Type: Film Screening / Screening Time: 11:30

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Oh My Soul (India)

Director: Kivini Shohe
26 Min / English / Documentary, Identities / Colour / 2016
Rated A

Oh My Soul! explores the struggle of three Men having Sex with Men (MSM) in Nagaland’s commercial hub, Dimapur. The film is a documentation of an LGBT community haunted by taboo and denial, exploring themes such as the inherent desire of human beings to feel accepted as one is, the desire to live a normal life and die happy, and the fear of having to choose an underground lifestyle in Nagaland.

Date: 26th Nov / Venue: The Screening Room / Event Type: Film Screening / Screening Time: 12:05

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YKT Mumbai (India)

Director: O. P. Srivastava
48 Min / English & Kannada with English Subtitles / Documentary, Art / Colour / 2016

YKT Mumbai explores behind-the- stage-world of Yakshagana performers and takes the audience into the world of one such group of Yakshagana performers based in the city of Mumbai. Yakshagana is an ancient theatre form that combines dance, music, dialogue, costumes, make–up and stage techniques with a unique narrative style. It is mainly practised in the coastal districts and Malanadu region of Karnataka, India.

Date: 26th Nov / Venue: The Screening Room / Event Type: Film Screening / Screening Time: 12:35

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Songman (Israel)

Director: Yaniv Shmeltzer & Daniel Dor
11 Min / English / Documentary, Music, Humanities / Colour / 2016

Songman project's first episode highlighted Antwan, a Palestinian peace activist residing in Bethlehem who is exposed to violence inflicted by the Israeli Palestinian conflict. He chooses a caring path, spreading his influence by promoting nonviolent communication in Palestinian and Israeli communities. In the second episode, Daniel Dor, an Israeli singer/songwriter, captures Ali Abu Awwad's challenging and inspiring reality and translates it into compelling art. After serving 4 years in an Israeli prison and losing his brother in an incident with Israeli soldiers, Ali Abu Awwad is operating a Palestinian non-violence center conducting meetings between settlers and Palestinians.

Date: 26th Nov / Venue: The Screening Room / Event Type: Film Screening / Screening Time: 13:25

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The Little Princes of Rajasthan (India, France)

Director: Aurelie Chauleur
40 Min / Marwari with English Subtitles / Documentary, Music, Cultures / Colour / 2016

The Little Princes of Rajasthan is a documentary that immerses us within a village of North India while introducing a very unique culture: the oral tradition of the Langa community. They are a musician caste born to serve their patrons, or jajmans. Based out of Barnawa, 130 km from the blue city of Jodhpur, hundreds of families live by and for the music, teaching the new generation their ancestral way of singing.

Date: 26th Nov / Venue: The Screening Room / Event Type: Film Screening / Screening Time: 13:40

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Placebo (India)

Director: Abhay Kumar
96 Min / English / Docu-Drama, Fantasy / Black & White, Colour / 2016
Rated A

Pressure reaches a breaking point at India's toughest medical school in this explosive and moving documentary. A film maker goes undercover in this prestigious institution to follow the ambitious doctors of tomorrow, wrestling with lifelong dreams, pain and healing - as the school's administration stands accused of turning a blind eye to an unfolding tragedy.

Date: 26th Nov / Venue: The Screening Room / Event Type: Film Screening / Screening Time: 14:20

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Pregnant (Italy)

Director: Nefeli Sarri
45 Min / Italian with English Subtitles / Documentary, Drama / Colour / 2015
Rated A

Nine months to get used to the idea. Nine months to get physically and psychologically prepared. The body transformed, prepared to embrace. Pregnant is the story of young actress’s pregnancy. She looked forward to this moment all her life, always having imagined a baby girl but now expecting a baby boy.

Date: 26th Nov / Venue: The Screening Room / Event Type: Film Screening / Screening Time: 16:00

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A Good Day To Die, Hoka Hey (Malaysia)

Director: Harold Monfils
87 Min / English, Spanish with English Subtitles / Documentary, Biography / 2016
Rated A

A Good Day To Die, Hoka Hey is the story of a man's bravery to cover the world at war, and what it takes to get images published for the world to see. This is Jason P. Howe’s story of survival and change.

Date: 26th Nov / Venue: The Screening Room / Event Type: Film Screening / Screening Time: 16:45