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Rong’kuchak (India)

Director: Dominic Sangma
30 Min / Garo with English Subtitles / Fiction, Drama / Colour / 2014

Through Ianche, a Garo poet, the film tries to understand what it feels to be a poet without a written language. Once this saddening truth is felt and understood in its entirety can you write again? The Garos have their own language but no script to write and hence they have been using the English alphabet for centuries now. Ianche, an accomplished poet finds himself tormented and unable and unwilling to write anymore. He can see his people completely abandoning their rich culture and he believes that the only way to save himself and them is to author a script.

Date: 27th Nov / Venue: The Screening Room / Event Type: Film Screening / Screening Time: 11:00

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Walk On Walk Of Fame (USA)

Director: Siva Kumar Kondaveeti
10 Min / English / Documentary / Colour / 2016

Walk On Walk Of Fame is about celebrity impersonators who walk on the "Hollywood Walk of Fame" every day, embodying famed personalities that are not their own.

Date: 27th Nov / Venue: The Screening Room / Event Type: Film Screening / Screening Time: 11:30

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The Wonderful Kingdom of Papa Alaev (Israel, France)

Directors: Tal Barda and Noam Pinchas
74 Min / Docu-Drama, Music, Biography / Hebrew, Russian, Tajic with English Subtitles / Colour / 2016

A modern-day Shakespearean tale about a famous Tajik musical family, controlled by the charismatic, funny yet overbearing patriarch, Papa Alaev, who at the age of 80 is starting to lose his grip on the 'family business', sending them on a rigid and unsure transition from Monarchy to Democracy.

Date: 27th Nov / Venue: The Screening Room / Event Type: Film Screening / Screening Time: 11:45

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Mother, I've Pretty Much Forgotten Your Face (Japan)

Director: Michiro Endo
102 Min / English / Docu-Drama, Music, Biography / Colour / 2015
Rated A

The musician Michiro Endo created an era with The STALIN. Even after the band split up, to this day he continues to perform solo. In 2011 at the age of 60, he reunited The STALIN for a concert, and toured the whole country for his 60th birthday. In the middle of this tour there was the 3.11 Great East Japan Earthquake - and his hometown of Fukushima was faced with earthquakes, tsunamis and a meltdown.

Date: 27th Nov / Venue: The Screening Room / Event Type: Film Screening / Screening Time: 13:10

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Lyari Notes (India, Pakistan)

Directors: Maheen Zia & Miriam Chandy Menacherry
80 Min / English, Hindi / Documentary, Music, Humanities / Colour / 2016

Through the lives of Hamza Jafri and his students, Lyari Notes provides an insight into just what it takes to have a voice in a country where self expression and music is often drowned out by cycles of violence.

Date: 27th Nov / Venue: The Screening Room / Event Type: Film Screening / Screening Time: 14:55

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The School Bag (India)

Director: Dheeraj Jindal
15 Min / Hindi with English Subtitles / Short, Fiction, Drama / Colour / 2016

Farooq, a child with simple demands, wants a new school bag on his birthday. But his mother, who in spite of her love and affection, seems to be unfazed by her child’s plea. Unknown to Farooq, there is something waiting for him on his birthday.

Date: 26th Nov / Venue: The Screening Room / Event Type: Film Screening / Screening Time: 16:40

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Dharavi Hustle (India)

Director: Sachin S Pillai
9 Min / English, Hindi with English Subtitles / Documentary, Short, Music / Colour / 2016

This short documentary is about how the genre has been embraced by many of the young residents of Dharavi, the industrious Mumbai neighbourhood infamously known as one of the world’s largest slums.

Date: 27th Nov / Venue: The Screening Room / Event Type: Film Screening / Screening Time: 16:55

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Kusturica Dream (Israel, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro)

Director: Eyal Sibi
64 Min / English, Hebrew with English Subtitles / Documentary, Comedy, Music / Colour / 2013
Rated A

Eyal has been in love with Hila for 3 years. They accidentally met online. He is a filmmaker; she's studying to be an actress. He he fell in love with her from the moment he saw her. On set, he is relaxed and natural, but when they are alone...he becomes shy and is lost for words. He decides to go on a surreal and crazy trip to the Balkans to learn about free spirit and Joie de Vivre from his admired director, Emir Kusturica. This is a surrealist documentary film about a quest for happiness, courage and fulfilment, which highlights our power to influence the course of our lives.

Date: 27th Nov / Venue: The Screening Room / Event Type: Film Screening / Screening Time: 17:05