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03 Apr 202410:00 am – 4:00 pm

অদ্ভুত/Odbhut: Queer Cinema from the two Bengals

Andrew Stewart Cinema

 অদ্ভুত/Odbhut: Queer Cinema from the two Bengals

10:00am–4:00pm, 3 April 2024
Andrew Stewart Cinema, Gilmorehill Halls, 9 University Avenue G12 8QQ

A half day of film screenings in response to renewed threats to queer rights movements and queer activism in South Asia. Four films from independent film makers in Bangladesh and West Bengal will be screened to engage an international dialogue on queer rights, racialization and the power of cinema.

This will be followed by a discussion between Rohit Dasgupta and Tanvir Alim on the role of cinema in social change and wider civil organising.

Programme

10.15 AM: Tales of the Night Fairies
11.45 AM: Gay India Matrimony
2.00 PM: Decoding Gender
3.00 PM: The Last Post Office
3.15 PM: discussion

 

Tales of the Night Fairies
Dur. 74 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Production Year:  2002
Director: Shohini Ghosh
Country: India  

Gay India Matrimony
Dur. 67 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Production Year:  2020
Director: Debalina Majumder
Country: India 

Decoding Gender
Dur. 50 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Production Year:  2023 
Director: Rawyan Shayema
Country: Bangladesh  

The Last Post Office
Dur. 17 minutes
Genre: Short Fiction 
Production Year:  2018 
Director: Aung Rakhine
Country: Bangladesh 

This project is supported by Thinking Culture funding 2023-24, awarded to Rohit Dasgupta and Tanvir Alim.

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