'Wives and Wives' & 'Sisters in-law' at "THE fd ZONE" on 7 Dec 2013, Sat 4 pm <at> Films Division, Mumbai
2013-12-04 07:10:15 GMT
WELCOME TO THE 71ST EDITION OF "THE fd ZONE" !
Young India was being shaped, imagined and formed in the films of Films Division in the early years. Apart from news reels thhat covered important events and circulated news, they also made instructional films for the modern citizen, the modern farmer, the modern worker, and even the modern wife. 'Wives and Wives' addresses men, not women, and tells them to look for certain qualities in the wive they choose.
"I'm afraid [the accused] has missed a century. This is the century where women's rights are respected," observes Judge Hortense Bam in 'Sisters -in-law' .This week's film encapsulates women's lives within and outside the legal system.
Filmed in Cameroon, Kim Longinotto, documents a society that is churning, her gaze fixed on two judges and the women complainants who are working tirelessly to re-imagine the role and rights of the woman in their society.
Master filmmaker Kim Longinotto has a compassionate camera eye and an uncanny ability to be in the right place at the right time -- always in the moment, discreet, culturally aware, and sensitive. This film moves us into an emotional, humanist space, one that provides positive hope for real change.
Florence Ayisi, Kim Longinotto
Vera Ngassa, Beatrice Ntuba
Selected Festivals & Awards:
Cannes – Winner Prix Art et Essai, IDFA – Audience Award, Munich Documentary FF – Special Documentary Prize
Date and time
Saturday, 7th December, 4 pm
24, Pedder Road
Mumbai – 400026
The screenings are free and open to all.
“THE fd ZONE” team
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