South Asian Documentary Festival 2019

South Asian Documentary Festival Poster

FRIDAY MARCH 8, 11:30-1:30 PM, Toldo Health and Education Building, Room 203

(Introduction and discussion led by Dr. Urvashi-Soni Sinha)

Perween Rahman: The Rebel Optimist by Mahera Omar
Pakistan | 2016 | 66 mins
Life and work of architect and urban planner, who was killed for serving the poor in Karachi.

Is it too much to ask by Leena Manimekalai
India | 2017 | 30 mins
Single and transgender women encounter social stigma while seeking a rental apartment in Chennai.

 SATURDAY MARCH 9, 4:00 PM Armories Auditorium

Shepherdess of the Glaciers by Stanzin Dorjai Gya & Christiane Mordelet
India | 2016 | 74 mins
Tsering shepherds a flock of 250 sheep and pashmina goats on the rock-strewn flanks of Gya-Miru valley, Ladakh.


THURSDAY MARCH 14, 3:30 PM, Armories Auditorium

Overruled by Farnaz Jurabchian & Mohammadreza Jurabchian
Afghanistan | 2016 | 52 mins
Lives and hopes of young Afghan refugees working in tennis clubs in Iran.

FRIDAY MARCH 15, 3:30 PM, Armories Auditorium

Fireflies in the Abyss by Chandrasekhar Reddy
India| 2015 | 88 mins
Nepali migrants in the rat-hole coal mines of Meghalaya, where lives of people living on the margins intertwine.


SATURDAY MARCH 16, 3:30 PM, Armories Auditorium

Demons in Paradise by Jude Ratnam 
Sri Lanka | 2017 | 94 mins 
A Tamil documentary-maker in Sri Lanka analyses the two-and-half decade long civil war from the inside.