Travelling Film South Asia 2016

Posted on 17/08/2016 By

Travelling Film Southasia 2016 brings you the best non-fiction films from the subcontinent over the previous two years. This package of 10 documentaries has been selected from the 43 films screened in Kathmandu as part of Film Southasia ’15 in November last year. Travelling Film Southasia 2016 will be held from 17 to 20 August 2016 at the India International Centre.

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20 August 2016 film at IIC 07 PM The Walnut Tree

Among the films to be screened are A Walnut Tree by Ammar Aziz from Pakistan, that won the Ram Bahadur Trophy for the best film for its “poetic portrayal of a sense of loss and displacement under the shadow of the gun and radicalization”.




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18 August 2016 film at IIC 07 PM Khoon Diy Baarav

Iffat Fatima’s Blood Leaves Its Trail, the runner up at FSA’15 for “A sustained and relentless documentation of the human rights conditions in Kashmir spread over a period of nine years as captured in a form of memoirs, reflections and personal stories’ is also part of the package.

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19 August 2016 film at IIC 06:00 PM Drawing the Tiger

The winner of the UNICEF award for the best film on children’s issues, Drawing the Tiger by Amy Benson, Scott Squire and Ramyata Limbu from Nepal that “captures the lacunae in our systems to provide quality education to rural and marginalised sections in a layered manner” will also be screened. The Jury citation also commends that the movie puts in focus, the limitations of philanthropy when the larger socio-economic model is not geared to provide the emotional space for aspiring children.’




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18 August 2016 film at IIC 06:30 PM Tyres

TFSA 2016 will also screen Tyres by the Myanmar filmmaker Kyaw Myo Lwin that won The Kathmandu Post award for the best Student Film for its portrayal of ‘The marginal existence in urban Mynmar/Burma in various hues of grey and black that makes this film a statement about the cycle of life, dignity and spirit of life.’

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17 August 2016 film at IIC 07 PM The Journey Within

The delightful musical The Journey Within on the Coke Studio phenomenon in Pakistan, News from Jaffna on the dangerous lives of journalists in an ethnically divided Sri Lanka, Cities of Sleep on the sleep mafia on Delhi’s streets, Accesex that speaks of the sexuality issues of the differently abled, My Name is Salt, a beautifully shot film on the indomitable spirit and difficult lives of the salt makers in the Rann of Kutch and Phum Shang, a race against time to save Loktak, the largest freshwater lake in Northeast India, will also be screened.




Directors of some of the films will be present to personally introduce their films and lead a discussion after.

Attached a schedule of the films to be presented. Entry to the screening is open to all and without entry fees/tickets or passes. Screenings will be held at the C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, India International Centre, 40 Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi 110003.

17 AUGUST 2016
AT 6:30 PM
NEWS FROM JAFFNA (Sri Lanka)
(28 min; 2014; dvd; English and with subtitles)
Director: Kannan Arunasalam
At 7:00 pm
THE JOURNEY WITHIN (Pakistan)
(86 min; 2014; dvd; English and with subtitles)
Director: Mian Adnan Ahmad
18 AUGUST 2016 AT 6:30 PM
AT 6:30 PM
TYRES (Burma)
(30 min; 2013; dvd; English subtitles)
Director: Kyaw Myo Lwin
At 7:00 pm
KHOON DIY BAARAV (Blood Leaves It’s Trail; India)
(93 min; 2015; dvd; English subtitles)
Director: Iffat Fatima
19 AUGUST 2016
At 6:00 pm
DRAWING THE TIGER (Nepal)
(92 min; 2015; dvd; English subtitles)
Directors: Ramyata Limbu, Amy Benson, Scott Squire
At 7:40 pm
ACCESEX (India)
(52 min; 2013; dvd; English and with subtitles)
Directed by Shweta Ghosh who will introduce the film
20 AUGUST 2016 AT 6:30 PM
At 2:30 pm
CITIES OF SLEEP (India)
(74 min; 2014; dvd; English subtitles)
Director: Shaunak Sen
At 4:00 pm
MY NAME IS SALT (India)
(92 min; 2013; dvd; English subtitles)
Director: Farida Pacha
At 6:00 pm
PHUM SHANG (Floating Life; India)
(52 min; 2014; dvd; English subtitles)
Director: Haobam Paban Kumar
At 7:00 pm
A WALNUT TREE (Pakistan)
(81 min; 2015; dvd; English subtitles)
Director: Ammar Aziz

The event is organised as a collaborated effort by India International Centre with the Southasian Trust, Kathmandu.

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