UK/India: Dalit Documentary Screening at East End Film Festival
Screening at this year's East End Film Festival on Saturday 7th July, 2pm at Rich Mix, Jai Bhim Comrade is a powerful documentary focusing on the spirit of resistance among the oppressed Dalit caste in India.
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Shot over 14 years, veteran director Anand Patwardhan explores the plight of the Daltis, an oppressed caste in India more commonly known in the west as ‘Untouchables’. Exploring 2000 years of oppression through the creative resistance that has sprung up against the caste stsytem, and the 1997 protest suicide of leading activist, poet and singer Vilas Ghogre, this is a monumental achievement for both documentary and Indian cinema. The film’s director Anand Patwardhan will also be attending the EEFF for a Q&A after the screening of Jai Bhim Comrade.