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1984, WHEN THE SUN DIDN’T RISE

SYNOPSIS

Every evening women from the Sikh Widows Colony bond and share their memories. They are nestled away from the so-called developed Metropolis New Delhi to a rehabilitated colony, which is infamously called Widows Colony. They lost their men who were daily wage earners in 1984 when almost 30,000 Sikhs were killed all over India by violent mobs after the assassination of Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards.

Three decades later, a journey begins to connect with the women and children living in a Sorority and a ghetto of a kind to know their journey and impact of violence. The film is slice of life of three brave women who negotiate their memories each day to live and earn bread for their families while fighting for justice.

SYNOPSIS
The film is a narrative of three Sikh women living in Widows Colony wherein they lost their homes and men in the violent killings of 1984 when over 2733 Sikhs were killed in Delhi and over 9000 in India.

It is based on the lives of women and how they negotiate their memories on day to day basis while still earning their livelihoods.

Trailer- 1984, When the Sun didn’t Rise

The Woods Are Calling

“The Woods are Calling” is a documentary based on how a community of hunters in Nagaland have transformed to farmers to conserve the rare and an endangered bird called Tragopan and their forest in which they have been hunting for centuries.

Made in June 2017 it was broadcast on DoorDarshan (Indian National TV Channel) and selected in many film festivals.

Received a Fellowship grant from Public Service Broadcasting Trust, (PSBT).

More details at https://filmfreeway.com/1344853

The Deer, Tree and Me

The deer, tree and me is the story of a chinkara (deer) and a man who fights the hunters to save the chinkara but is shot dead in the end. His Wife Pushpa Bishnoi adopts the chinkara and rears him like her own son.

It has premiered at SIGNS film festival Cochin, Kerala 2015 and in Kolkata International film festival 2015. More details at thedeertreeandme.strikingly.com

In Symphony with Earth

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