tales from the margins

Director: Kavita Joshi

tales-from-the-marginsEnglish (subtitled), 23 min, 2006, India

Manipur, India: 12 women disrobe in public – in protest. A young woman called Irom Sharmila has been on a fast-to-death for over 6 years, demanding justice. Why are the women of Manipur using their bodies as their battlefield?

The film looks at the grim human rights situation in Manipur and the extraordinary protests by its womenfolk for justice and peace.

Awards and Screenings:

Jury Prize, Docudays Ukraine Human Rights Film Festival 2008
Special Jury Award, Festival Medias Nord Sud 2007 Geneva
Silver Remi at the World Fest Houston 2007
Citation for Film on Human Rights, 19th UGC CEC awards India
Technical Excellence in Audiowork, 19th UGC CEC awards India
DOK Leipzig 2007
Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) 2008
International Museum of Women, California 2007
DOK.Fest Munich 2007
L’Alternativa Barcelona 2007
Film South Asia 2007, Kathmandu
Open Frame 2007 Delhi (UNESCO Package)
Mad Cat San Francisco 2007
DocsDF 2007, Mexico
Festival Dei Popoli, Florence 2006
IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival 2007 Delhi and other cities
World Social Forum India 2006



Creative Crew

Producer & Director: Kavita Joshi / Camera: Sunayana Singh / Sound: Asheesh Pandya / Editing: Mahadeb Shi



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