Documentary Night

Documentary Night
Wednesday, Sept 5th 2018 at 6:30 PM

$5 or Free for All Access Pass Patrons
Free Pizza and Soda provided by Papa Johns


Documentary: Veil Done

About the Film

Shah Jahan is fed up of people calling her fat. Mehru Nisha longs to step out of the house. Afroz Jamala is terrified of growing numbness in her hands. Three women from three different areas of Nizamuddin basti in Delhi take one decision that sets them on a journey to find oneself, find a voice and discover a world of possibilities. A story of perseverance, courage and hope as three burqa clad women take charge of their lives, something they have never done before.

Director: Juhi Bhatt

Juhi is a freelance filmmaker based in Mumbai. Her active involvement in college theater in Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University and subsequent training in filmmaking from AJK MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia enabled her to pursue her interest in storytelling. She has worked on documentaries, television commercials, TV shows and corporate films over the last eight years. Her work themes include- women and child issues, environment, urban infrastructure, basic income scheme and financial literacy in rural areas. She has written and directed for organizations such as UNICEF, SAARC, SEWA, Bharat Bala Productions, NDTV Goodtimes and Travelxp Channel.

Runtime: 30 minutes

Language: Hindi

Genre: Documentary

Country: India

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Documentary: The Girls are not Brides

About the Film

The Girls are not Brides’ is a documentary film on early child marriage. Child marriage is a strong social custom in Bangladesh and has the fourth highest rate of child marriage in the world. Due to cultural setting, girls are regarded here as an economic burden and are expected to marry very young. So, for millions of girls in Bangladesh, marriage comes so soon and the damage follows them throughout their lives.

Director: KM Taj-Biul Hasan

Mr. KM Taj-Biul Hasan is the main director and Ms. Novera Hasan Nikkon & Ms. Shyfoon Naher are the co-directors respectively .  KM Taj-Biul Hasan is an Educational Film & Television Program maker as well as researcher and trainer. He has been in this profession since 1993. He mainly works on human rights and environment issues.

Co-Director: Novera Hasan Nikkon

Ms. Novera Hasan Nikkon is an under graduate student of Fine Arts Dept. of The Jagannath University , Dhaka,Bangladesh. She has been attached with “Dhrupad Communication” since 2013 as an Assistant Producer /Director. She did the main research & the production planning of the film “The Girls are not Brides”. Her submitted proposal of this film got the Best proposal award ‘Hoso Bunka Foundation Prize’ in the NHK Japan Prize-2016 competition.

Co-Director: Shyfoon Naher

Ms. Shyfoon Naher is an enlisted TV script writer of Bangladesh Open University since 1996. She worked in a good number of films and television productions as script writer and associate director. Ms. Naher has participated some International media event home and abroad such as in India, Nepal & Malaysia.

Runtime: 30 minutes

Language: Bengali

Genre: Documentary

Country: Bangladesh

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Documentary: Decoding Shankar

About the Film

A personality sketch of Shankar Mahadevan, that explores how the creative mind of this artist works. Through anecdotes and personal statements, it focuses on how he balances his career as a singer, music composer, teacher and family man, as also his passion for food. The Film features decisive moments that shaped his life and musical sensibilities, narrated in his own inimitable style. Decoding his melodies and songs, this is an account of his tryst with music.

Director: Deepti Sivan

Runtime: 60 minutes

Language: English

Genre: Documentary

Country: India

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