from 16:30 to 18:20
|Where||Seminar Room, CSDS|
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Curated by: Chandra Nigam
Director: Stalin K
Length: 110 mins
Language: Hindi, Bhojpuri, Gujarati, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalm with English sub-titles
Date: 15th February, 2008
Time: 4:30 pm
Venue: Seminar Room, CSDS
About the Film:
India Untouched will make it impossible for anyone in India to deny that untouchability is still practiced today. Director Stalin K and his spent four years traveling the length and breadth of India to bear witness to the continued exclusion and segregation of those considered as 'untouchables'.
Accepted wisdom in India holds that caste only exists in 'backward' rural areas, but the film exposes caste discrimination across all sections of societies-within the urban middle classes, poor and prosperous villages, the communists in Kerala, other religious groups such as Sikhs, Christians and Muslims and within some of India's most revered academic and professional institutions. In an age where the media projects only one image of 'rising' or 'poised' India, this film reminds us how for the country is from being equal society.
Traveling through eight states and four religions, this film is perhaps the deepest exploration of caste oppression ever undertaken on film.
About Chandra Nigam: Chandra is an advocate at the Tis Hazari Court and a coordinator with the Legal Cell, SAFAR.