Friday, August 14, 2015

Two Film Screenings : 22nd Aug, Sarat Smriti Sadan, 6 pm | 25th Aug, Muktangan, 6 pm

Two Film Screenings : 22nd Aug, Sarat Smriti Sadan, 6 pm | 25th Aug, Muktangan, 6 pm

Cinema of Resistance - Kolkata
-- Dear friends,

Please reserve the dates for two upcoming documentary screenings in Kolkata. We will send you more details including screening posters next week, but here's the basic information for you to mark your calendars. Please spread the word.

22 august (saturday) | Sarat Smriti Sadan auditorium (Triangular Park) | 6 pm


Monthly documentary screening: 
-A film by Fida Qishta

Kalpana Wilson | Kunal Chattopadhyay

About the film: Where Should the Birds Fly is the first film about Gaza made by Palestinians living the reality of Israel's siege and blockade. To read more about the film and to watch the trailer, please visit:

About the screeningRemembering the two thousand three hundred and ten children, women and men who fell to Israel's attacks last August in Gaza, Palestine. Remembering the continued blockade and siege of the people of Gaza even in times of undeclared war. Remembering our own Gazas here in India.

About the speakers: Kalpana is an organizer with the South Asia Solidarity Group, and a researcher and teacher of gender theory, globalisation and development at London School of Economics and Political Science. 
Kunal is an organizer with Radical Socialist and a researcher and teacher of history and comparative literature at Jadavpur University



25 august (tuesday) | Muktangan Rangalaya (Rashbehari crossing, Kalighat Metro) | 6 pm

Documentary screening, as part of country-wide protest screening: 


-A film by Nakul SIngh Sawhney
(2014/135 mins/Hindi with English subtitles)

About the screening: Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai is a documentary film that digs deep into the pre-election riots and anti-Muslim pogrom that shook Shamli and Muzaffarnagar districts of western UP, killing more than 100 and displacing 80,000 people. The film had its premiere screening in India during the 2nd Kolkata People's Film Festival last January.  

Very recently the film was stopped midway by goons of ABVP, the BJP's student wing, while it was being screened in Delhi's Kirori Mal college. The goons went on a rampage and heckled the filmmaker, students and senior professors. A protest screening in JNU was also met with obstacles. As a mark of protest, and also to mark our unity against such suppression of voices of truth, justice and dissent, Cinema of Resistance decided to screen the documentary at all our chapters across India on the same day - 25th August. We also gave a call to other cultural and democratic groups to arrange country-wide screenings.

In less than a week, we have received confirmations of over 30 shows in 24 towns spread across 16 states. More confirmations are pouring in. 

Please visit the Facebook page: see the evolving list of country-wide screenings.

For friends in Kolkata: Cinema of Resistance (Kolkata Chapter) urges you to attend the solidarity screening at Muktangan Rangalaya auditorium (Rashbehari crossing, Kalighat Metro) as a mark of solidarity. Even if you have seen the film before, we hope you would turn up at this solidarity screening.



COR Kolkata organizing team

Contact Us
P: +91-9163736863

ABOUT US: Cinema of Resistance (Kolkata Chapter) organizes an annual film festival, called the Kolkata People's Film Festival, in January. Throughout the year, we organize monthly film screenings in Kolkata and also travel in Kolkata and its neighbouring districts (such as North and South 24 Pargnas, Hooghly, Howrah, Birbhum, Nadia etc.) to screen films and hold discussions/dialogues on invitation from non-funded like-minded groups, unions and organizations. We are particularly interested in screening amongst workers, women, children and young adults, civil society groups and folks in general who are allies of people's movements.

To organize a show in your locality please write, or leave a message at 9163736863. We will get back to you.

To join our initiative, please contact us in the manner above, or simply turn up at one of our screenings for a face-to-face chat!
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