Film Screening and Discussion
Rahul Roy, Director
Chair: Shankar Ramaswami, Lecturer on South Asian Studies, Harvard University
147 workers of India’s largest automobile manufacturing company Maruti Suzuki are on trial for the murder of a senior manager and 2500 workers dismissed. It has been two and a half years and the case drags on. Their bail application has been rejected by the courts. On each hearing they are led to the courtroom by the police while families line up to catch a glimpse. Defence lawyers plan their strategy in the court canteen. Justice seems a dim hope. The film (120 min, 2015) follows the fate of the under trial workers, families and terminated workers to investigate the underbelly of industrial conflict and the elusive nature of justice.
Tuesday, September 22: Screening of When Four Friends Meet & Majma
Wednesday, September 23: Screening of The City Beautiful
Thursday, September 24: Till We Meet Again Screening & Panel Discussion on Masculinity and Gender Violence in India
Cosponsored with the Department of South Asian Studies, Political Anthropology Working Group, Harvard Asia Center, The Sensory Ethnography Lab, and The Film Study Center