Published on February 12th, 20140
Film fest: On gender issues and masculinity
Men Against Violence and Abuse (MAVA) and Ramnarain Ruia College are organising a two day film fest, starting from tomorrow.
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It is an issue that is currently defining how society looks at women – gender issues have never been as significant as they are today. Seeing them through the prism of masculinity adds another dimension to their scope.
Keeping this in mind, the city-based Men Against Violence & Abuse (MAVA), in collaboration with Ramnarain Ruia College, Matunga, has organised a two-day inter-collegiate film festival titled ‘Sama-bhav’. The festival starts today, February 13, 2014 and ends tomorrow.
“Around 11 feature, short and documentary films on the theme of ‘Gender, Masculinity and Relationships’ will be screened on both the days at the Ruia College Auditorium,” informs Harish Sadani of MAVA. The festival will be inaugurated by noted film actress Sonali Kulkarni, eminent social thinker Pushpa Bhave and gay rights activist Pallav Patankar.
What to expect at the Fest:
There will be a package of three groups of films that would be screened at the fest.
Group one: Intersection of caste-class-religion-gender and violence against women.
Dhag – in Marathi, by Shivaji Lotan Patil (in picture above)
Hasina – in Kannada, by Girish Kasarvalli
Asabhya Betiyan – in Hindi, by Nakul Singh Sawhney
Saving Face – from Pakistan, by Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy
Osama – from Afghanistan, by Siddiq Barmak.
Group Two: Re-examining Masculinity
Till We Meet Again, by Rahul Roy
Boys Cannot Be Boys, by Continuing Education & Training Centre
Thanks – in Marathi, by Devendra Balsaraf.
Group Three: Lives of homosexual and transgenders
Bioscope, by Nirantar,
Transgenders: Pakistan’s Open Secret, by Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy
Ebang Bewarish – in Bengali, by Debalina.
Head to Ramnarain Ruia Auditorium, Ruia College. The festival will be held from 10.30 am to 6.30 pm. There is no entry fee, but registration is mandatory. Interested college students, faculty, representatives of voluntary organisations and health professionals must register their names via email at email@example.com or call Manas Barve on 99697 65666.
(Pictures courtesy archives.deccanchronicle.com and Harish Sadani)