In an increasingly hostile environment of escalating violence, discrimination, and disenfranchisement, Arbab explores what it is like being a part of a minority group in India. The film ebbs and flows between him looking outside in his surroundings, where a constant stream of hostility erupts and engulfs all sides, and inside – where Arbab and his parents renegotiate their sense of home alongside a changing political reality.
The screening will be followed by a conversation with the team.
With “Looking back; looking ahead,” we explore how filmmakers depict their present experiences, challenges, and the urgency driving their art.
Saturday, October 21
12:00 PM | Yugantar Film Collective by Abha Bhaiya, Deepa Dhanraj, Meera Rao and Navroze Contractor
3:00 PM | Something Like A War by Deepa Dhanraj
6:00 PM | Masterclass with Ashish Rajadhyaksha on his book “John -Ghatak -Tarkovsky: Citizens, Filmmakers, Hackers”
Sunday, October 22
3:00 PM | Chardi Kala by Prateek Shekhar
6:00 PM | Insides And Outsides by Arbab Ahmad
G5A presents Cinema House: an opportunity to celebrate the experience of collective film viewing. For one weekend a month, our black box theatre transforms into a single-screen theatre dedicated to independent, regional, and contemporary cinema.