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SAI Event Type : Film Event


Thu, September 10, 2015 from 05:00pm - 07:00pm  /  CGIS South, S010

Clothes to Die For

Film Screening and Discussion

Zara Hayes, Director

Ruth BarronAssistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Chair: Jennifer LeaningFrançois-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, HSPH; Director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights

The collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh is the worst industrial disaster of the 21st century, in which over 1100 people died and thousands more were injured. Through a series of compelling interviews with survivors of the tragedy, this moving film gives a voice to those directly affected.

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Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 05:00pm

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Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 07:00pm

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CGIS South, S010

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

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Fri, April 17, 2015 from 04:00pm - 06:30pm  /  Land Lecture Hall, 4th Floor, Kennedy School

Katiyabaaz: Powerless

Film Screening and Discussion

Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa, Directors
Chair: Rohit ChandraPhD candidate, Harvard Kennedy School

4:00-5:30 pm – Film Screening
5:30 – 6:30 pm – Discussion and Q&A with Directors

Katiyabaaz is a 2014 Indian Hindi documentary film directed by Deepti Kakkar and Fahad Mustafa about the problem of power theft in Kanpur. Released in India on August 22, 2014, the film is shot in Kanpur city, which faces long power cuts, giving rise to the profession of Loha Singh, a local electricity thief orkatiyabaaz in localities like Chaman Ganj. He provides illegal electricity connections to people, while Ritu Maheshwari, MD of KESCo, Kanpur Electricity Supply Company, tries to tackle the issue of rampant electricity theft.

The film was premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival 2013 and later won the Best Film in the India Gold Section at the 15th Mumbai Film Festival. At the61st National Film Awards the film won the ward for Best Investigative Film.Katiyabaaz premiered on American television on Independent Lens – PBS on November 3, 2014

Co-Sponsored by the Harvard Electricity Policy Group and the Energy Technology Innovation Program

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Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 06:30pm

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Land Lecture Hall (4th Floor), Kennedy School

ADDRESS
Land Lecture Hall (4th Floor)
Kennedy School
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Thu, March 26, 2015 from 06:00pm - 08:00pm  /  Starr Auditorium

Silencing India’s Daughter

6:00 – 7:00 PM Documentary Screening
7:00 – 8:00 PM Panel Discussion

Lakshmi Iyer, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Diane RosenfeldLecturer on Law and Director of the Gender Violence Program, Harvard Law School

Beena Sarwar, Editor, Aman ki Asha, Jang Group Pakistan; former Nieman Fellow and Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Chair: Jacqueline Bhabha, FXB Director of Research, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health, Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Lecturer in Law, Harvard Law School, Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School

The recently released BBC documentary India’s Daughter, by Leslee Udwin, captures the story of the brutal rape and murder of a young medical student on a bus in Delhi in December 2012. Banned by the Indian Government, the film has raised questions about the attitude towards violence against women in India.

A panel discussion will follow the screening, examining the documentary and its ban by the Indian Government through the lens of the law, the media, and gender.

Jointly organized by SAI and the India Caucus at HKS, and co-sponsored by the South Asia Caucus, the Human Rights PIC, the Gender Consortium and the Criminal Justice PIC.

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Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 06:00pm

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Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 08:00pm

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Starr Auditorium
Harvard Kennedy School

ADDRESS
Harvard Kennedy School, 79 J.F.Kennedy Street, Cambridge, MA

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Mon, December 1, 2014 at 05:00pm  /  CGIS South, S010

Broken Memory, Shining Dust

Film Screening

Depicts the extraordinary journey of Kashmiri women from loss, separation, pain, anger, helplessness to hope, faith, grit and determination thrown up by tragedies and circumstances around them. The film is about ‘women in wait’ for their loved ones, who went missing in the conflict ridden valley of Kashmir, India, in last two decades. Woven around the life of Parveena Ahanger, a Kashmiri mother and other such women, the narrative of the film interweaves their memories of loss, pain, struggle, separation vented cathartic that have formed into a resistance movement which in practicality relives their hope to trace a clue about their missing family members.

Cosponsored with the Harvard Asia Center

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Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 05:00pm

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Mon, Dec 1, 2014

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CGIS South, S010

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA

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Fri, October 31, 2014 - Sun, November 2, 2014  /  Brown University

Love, War & Other Longings

Pakistani Film Festival

Cosponsored by the Brown University India Initiative   

Fri Oct 31: Hallow’s Eve: Chainsaw Spatter
6:00 pm Zibaah Khana (77minutes)

Sat Nov 1: Saint’s Day: Directors in Conversation
11:20 am A Brief History of Pakistani Cinema
Lecture by Iftikhar Dadi
12:00 pm Josh (104 minutes)
2:00 pm Q+A with Josh Director, Iram Parveen Bilal
3:00 pm Lunch
4:15 pm Zinda Bhaag (120 minutes)
6:30 pm Q+A with Zinda Bhaag Director Meenu Gaur &
Producer Mazhar Zaidi
7:30 pm Reception

Sun Nov 2: Bloody Sunday: Contexts of War
10:00 am Panel Discussion: Bollywood and Hollywood; Betwixt & Beyond
Ramyar Rossoukh, Richard Delacy, Kamran Ali
11:30 am Waar (140 min)
2:00 pm Discussion on Waar
3:30 pm Roundtable Screen Stories & the Lives of Others

There will be a free shuttle from Harvard Square. to Brown on Nov1st.

Join the Facebook event for more information.

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Fri, Oct 31, 2014

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Sun, Nov 2, 2014

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Brown University

ADDRESS
Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer St Providence, RI 02912

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Thu, September 18, 2014 at 06:00pm  /  CGIS South, S020 Belfer

Film Screening: Bawandar

SAI Film Screening

Based on a true story that sent shock waves through India in 1992, this drama concerns Sanwari (Nandita Das), a lower-caste woman with a husband, Sohan (Raghuvir Yadav), and two children, who is raising her family in a rural village. While it’s generally Sanwari’s nature to mind her own business and take care of her family, when she sees a neighbor woman being mistreated by an man from the city’s upper caste, Sanwari is outraged and speaks out in public about the incident. Shobha (Deepti Naval), a social worker, is impressed by Sanwari’s conviction and hires her as an assistant as the Indian government begins implementing a program to give greater rights and protection to Indian women. While she’s timid at first, Sanwari soon comes to value her work as a feminist activist, but as she becomes more outspoken against sexism and abuse of caste position, she earns the enmity of many powerful men in the community. First Sanwari and her family are shunned by the local leaders, and then a group of men from the town’s leadership take their revenge by subjecting Sanwari first to a savage beating and then to a gang rape. Sanwari, Shobha, and Sohan refuse to be intimidated or silenced, and when the local leadership refuses to bring Sanwari’s attackers to justice, they bring the crime to the attention of the national media, leading people across the country to demand justice for Sanwari — and for women all over India.

Cosponsored by the Harvard India Student Group

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Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 06:00pm

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Thu, Sep 18, 2014

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CGIS South, S020 Belfer
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA 02138

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Thu, August 7, 2014 at 05:30pm  /  CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium S010

Summer Film Series: Matir Moina (The Clay Bird)

The film is set against the backdrop of unrest in East Pakistan in the late 1960s leading up to the Bangladesh War of Liberation. In this setting, a small family must come to grips with its culture, its faith, and the brutal political changes entering its small-town world.

All film screenings are free and open to the public.

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Thu, Aug 7, 2014 at 05:30pm

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Thu, Aug 7, 2014

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CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium S010
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Thu, July 24, 2014 at 05:30pm  /  CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium S010

Summer Film Series: Josh (Against the Grain)

Fatima, a committed schoolteacher living the cosmopolitan high life in Karachi, has her life shattered when her nanny, Nusrat, inexplicably disappears. Josh is the story of Fatima’s search, despite the warning of her friends and family, for a dangerous truth in Nusrat’s feudal village. Musically intense and colorfully raw, JOSH takes a sneak peek inside Pakistan today- the way you didn’t know it.

All film screenings are free and open to the public.

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Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 05:30pm

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Thu, Jul 24, 2014

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CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium S010
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Thu, July 17, 2014 at 05:30pm  /  CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium S010

Summer Film Series: Teesri Kasam

(India, 1966) After nearly getting arrested, Hiraman promises to himself that he will never assist any black-marketeer nor transport bamboo. He manages to save enough money to buy another cart, and is hired to take an attractive woman, Hira Bai, on a 30-hour ride to a Mela. He subsequently falls in love with her – little knowing that she is a traveling courtesan – and it is this attraction that will get him into trouble.

All film screenings are free and open to the public.

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Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 05:30pm

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Thu, Jul 17, 2014

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CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium S010
Harvard University

ADDRESS
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

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