image from OverruledA documentary recounting the lives and hopes of young Afghan refugees in Iran will show Thursday as the first in series of screenings over three days.

Three screenings to wrap up film festival

Screenings each day, March 14 to 16, will conclude the South Asian Documentary Film Festival.

Each event is set for 3:30 p.m. in the SoCA Armouries Performance Hall at 37 University Ave. E.

  • Thursday, March 14, Overruled, by Farnaz Jurabchian and Mohammadreza Jurabchian
    Examines the lives and hopes of young Afghan refugees working in tennis clubs in Iran.
  • Friday, March 15, Fireflies in the Abyss, by Chandrasekhar Reddy
    Recounts the experiences of Nepali migrants in the rat-hole coal mines of Meghalaya, where lives of people living on the margins intertwine.
  • Saturday, March 16, Demons in Paradise, by Jude Ratnam
    Offers an analysis from inside of the two-and-half decade long civil war in Sri Lanka.

The festival is sponsored by the Department of Communication, Media and Film; the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; and the women’s and gender studies program. All events are free and open to the public. Find details on the festival website.