We cordially invite you all to attend FSA’17 that will screen from November 2 to November 5 in Kathmandu, Nepal! There is a buzz in the air as the selection process is complete, with the list of films being put up for all to view. It is an exciting and eclectic list that tries to include the entire region in its scope. Do check out the films that our international panelists have picked this time and prepare for a visual treat in the glorious weather of November in Nepal!

Check out the list of films selected for screening at the eleventh edition of our festival, FSA’17.

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32 Souls
Year 2016
Country Myanmar
Language Shan
Length 25' 33"
Directed by Sai Naw Kham


A Delicate Weave
Year 2017
Country India
Language Hindi, Kutchi
Length 62'
Directed by Anjali Monteiro,KP Jayasankar


A Girl in the River
Year 2015
Country Pakistan
Language Urdu
Length 39' 22"
Directed by Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy


Afghanistan Night Stories
Year 2014
Country Afghanistan
Language Persian
Length 60'
Directed by Alka Sadat


Among the Believers
Year 2015
Country Pakistan
Language English, Urdu
Length 84'
Directed by Hemal Trivedi,Mohammed Ali Naqvi


Ask the Sexpert
Year 2017
Country India
Language English, Hindi
Length 81'
Directed by Vaishali Sinha


Born Behind Bars
Year 2016
Country India
Language Telugu
Length 52'
Directed by Malati Rao


Burma Storybook
Year 2017
Country Myanmar
Language Burmese
Length 81'
Directed by Corinne van Egeraat,Petr Lom


Campus Rising
Year 2017
Country India
Language
Length 50'
Directed by Yousuf Saeed


Dancing with Dolly
Year 2016
Country India
Language Hindi
Length 72'
Directed by Charbel Bou-Antoun


Daughters of the Curved Moon
Year 2016
Country Nepal
Language
Length 90'
Directed by Miranda Morton Yap,Sophie Dia Pegrum


Demons in Paradise
Year 2017
Country Sri Lanka
Language English, Sinhalese,
Tamil
Length 94'
Directed by Jude Ratnam


Dreams on Wheels
Year 2017
Country India
Language haryanvi, Hindi
Length 14' 49"
Directed by Vedika Shukla


Even When I Fall
Year 2017
Country Nepal
Language English, Nepali
Length 89'
Directed by Kate McLarnon,Sky Neal


Famous in Ahmedabad
Year 2015
Country India
Language Gujarati, Hindi
Length 30'
Directed by Hardik Mehta


Fireflies in the Abyss
Year 2015
Country India
Language English, Hindi,
Nepali
Length 88'
Directed by Chandrasekhar Reddy


Flames of Freedom
Year 2016
Country India
Language Kosli, Odia,
Samalpuri
Length 77'
Directed by Subrat Kumar Sahu


Himalayan Refugee
Year 2017
Country India
Language English, Urdu
Length 28'
Directed by Nikhil Singh Rajputt


Holy Cow
Year 2015
Country India
Language Malayalam
Length 59'
Directed by Sandra C.V.,Sathyan Odessa


Hospital
Year 2016
Country Nepal
Language Nepali
Length 59'
Directed by Kesang Tseten


Ima Sabitri
Year 2016
Country India
Language Manipuri
Length 57'
Directed by Bobo Khuraijam


In the shade of Fallen Chinar
Year 2016
Country India
Language English
Length 16' 25"
Directed by Fazil NC,Shawn Sebastian


Is it too much to ask
Year 2017
Country India
Language English, Tamil
Length 30'
Directed by Leena Manimekalai


K2 and the Invisible Footmen
Year 2015
Country Pakistan
Language Balti, English,
Portuguese, Urdu
Length 54'
Directed by Iara Lee


Kairana, After the Headlines
Year 2016
Country India
Language Hindi
Length 27' 8"
Directed by Nakul Singh Sawhney


Last Days. Last Shot
Year 2016
Country India
Language Bengali, Hindi
Length 53'
Directed by Sumira Roy


Lock and Key
Year 2017
Country India
Language English, Hindi,
Punjabi
Length 83'
Directed by Shilpi Gulati


Lyari Notes
Year 2015
Country Pakistan
Language English, Urdu
Length 70'
Directed by Maheen Zia,Miriam Chandy Menacherry


Ma Yan Chan - Waves of Transition
Year 2016
Country Myanmar
Language
Length 29'
Directed by Jonas Scheu


Machines
Year 2016
Country India
Language
Length 75'
Directed by Rahul Jain


March March March
Year 20162017
Country India
Language English, Hindi
Length 17' 39"
Directed by Kathu Lukose


Motorcade
Year 2016
Country Nepal
Language Nepali
Length 5'
Directed by Bishnu Kalpit


Nicobar, a long way...
Year 2016
Country India
Language Hindi, Nicobarese
Length 60'
Directed by Richa Hushing


Nuclear Hallucinations
Year 2016
Country India
Language English, Tamil
Length 54'
Directed by Fathima Nizaruddin


Overruled
Year 2016
Country Afghanistan
Language Farsi
Length 52'
Directed by Farnaz Jurabchian,Mohammadreza Jurabchian


Perween-Rahman
Year 2016
Country Pakistan
Language English, Urdu
Length 66
Directed by Mahera Omar


Point and Shoot
Year 2016
Country India
Language English, Hindi,
Yimchunguru
Length 25'
Directed by Harsimran Kaur Anand


Prison Sisters
Year 2016
Country Afghanistan
Language Dari, Farsi,
Swedish
Length 90'
Directed by Nima Sarvesani


Rasan Piya
Year 2016
Country India
Language Hindi
Length 80'
Directed by Niharika Popli


Re tracing Freedom Goa Chapter
Year 2015
Country India
Language English, Hindi
Length 22'
Directed by Prateek Vats


Rope
Year 2017
Country Bangladesh
Language
Length 9' 30"
Directed by Yasmine Kabir


Satisal In Inferno
Year 2017
Country Nepal
Language Nepali
Length 90'
Directed by Damber Krishna Shrestha,Pranay Limbu


Save Gangamaya
Year 2016
Country Nepal
Language Nepali
Length 90'
Directed by Gopal Shivakoti


Shepherdess of the Glaciers
Year 2016
Country India
Language French, Ladhaki
Length 74'
Directed by Christiane Mordelet,Stanzin Dorjai Gya


Soz – A Ballad of Maladies
Year 2016
Country India
Language English, Hindi,
Kashmiri
Length 85'
Directed by Sarvnik Kaur,Tushar Madhav


Split-Ends-1
Year 2016
Country Nepal
Language English, Nepalese,
Portuguese, Spanish
Length 26'
Directed by Rajan Kathet


Sri Lanka, ghosts of war
Year 2016
Country Sri Lanka
Language
Length Not listed
Directed by Fabrice Launay,Vanessa Dougnac


The Books We Made
Year 2015
Country India
Language English
Length 68'
Directed by Anupama Chandra & Umadevi Tanuku


The Cinema Travellers
Year 2016
Country India
Language
Length 96'
Directed by Amit Madheshiya,Shirley Abraham


The Colour of My Home
Year 2017
Country India
Language Hindi
Length 60'
Directed by Farah Naqvi,Sanjay Barnela


The Expendable People
Year 2016
Country India
Language English, Hindi
Length 58'
Directed by Tapan Bose


The Man who Dwarfed the Mountains
Year 2015
Country India
Language Hindi
Length 59'
Directed by Ruchi Shrivastava,Sumit Khanna


The Running Hawker
Year 2017
Country India
Language Bengali
Length 94'30"
Directed by Abhijnan Sarkar,Chandan Biswas


The Scar
Year 2016
Country Bangladesh
Language Bangla
Length 23'
Directed by PRADIP GHOSH


The Unbearable Being of Lightness
Year 2016
Country India
Language English
Length 45'
Directed by Ramchandra PN


The Unreserved
Year 2016
Country India
Language English, Hindi
Length 1 hour 10 seconds
Directed by Samarth Mahajan


The Workers Cup
Year 2017
Country Southasia
Language Arabic, English,
Gha, Hindi,
Malayalam, Nepali,
Tui
Length 89'
Directed by Adam Sobel


These Days Muzaffarnagar
Year 2015
Country India
Language Hindi
Length 2'27"
Directed by late Shubhradeep Chakravorty,Meera Chaudhary


Time Vampires
Year 2016
Country India
Language English, Hindi with English subtitles
Length 27'18"
Directed by Aditi Saraswat,Akshat Jain,Anand Gautam,Geetha K. Wilson,Nayantara Nayar,Rameshwar Jirwankar


Trembling Mountain
Year 2016
Country Nepal
Language English, Nepali,
Tibetan
Length 82'
Directed by Kesang Tseten


Up Down and Sideways
Year 2017
Country India
Language Chokri
Length 83'
Directed by Anushka Meenakshi,Iswar Srikumar


Welcome Valentine 2017
Year 2017
Country India
Language Hindi
Length 16'43"
Directed by Dhruv Satija


Workers Voices
Year 2015
Country Bangladesh
Language Bengali
Length 58'
Directed by Mohammad Romel


 

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  • 'Perween Rahman: The Rebel Optimist': An architect and urban planner, Perween Rahman dedicated her life for the poor of Pakistan. She was shot dead by armed assailants on her way home in March 2013. Perween's pioneering work in Orangi led her on a collision course with the various mafias in the city. Her alternate vision for the development of Karachi was that "development doesn't come from concrete. Development is not five star hotels and mega road projects. What we need is human development." #fsa2017 #festival #documentary #film #southasia

    filmsouthasia: "'Perween Rahman: The Rebel Optimist': An architect and urban planner, Perween Rahman dedicated her life for the poor of Pakistan. She was shot dead by armed assailants on her way home in March 2013. Perween's pioneering work in Orangi led her on a collision course with the various mafias in the city. Her alternate vision for the development of Karachi was that "development doesn't come from concrete. Development is not five star hotels and mega road projects. What we need is human development." #fsa2017 #festival #documentary #film #southasia"
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  • 'Prison Sisters' takes us through the journey of two young women who have been released from prison in Afghanistan. Outside prison, the respite they experienced in prison is replaced with death threats and violence. As women and former inmates, Sara and Najibeh lacks any right to exist. We follow the two main characters, revealing what happened to them – each with an exceptional fate depicting the horrific reality for women in Afghanistan. #fsa2017 #festival #documentary #film #southasia

    filmsouthasia: "'Prison Sisters' takes us through the journey of two young women who have been released from prison in Afghanistan. Outside prison, the respite they experienced in prison is replaced with death threats and violence. As women and former inmates, Sara and Najibeh lacks any right to exist. We follow the two main characters, revealing what happened to them – each with an exceptional fate depicting the horrific reality for women in Afghanistan. #fsa2017 #festival #documentary #film #southasia"
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  • 'Overruled': A film that recounts the lives and hopes of young Afghan refugees in Iran, where many work as ball boys in tennis clubs in Tehran. They learn tennis in hopes of finding a suitable identity in Iranian society. Yet, no matter how good tennis players they become, they are not accepted into the new society and remain outsiders, in the eyes of Iranians. Should they take the high-risk road of fleeing to an unknown fate in the West? #fsa2017 #festival #documentary #film #southasia

    filmsouthasia: "'Overruled': A film that recounts the lives and hopes of young Afghan refugees in Iran, where many work as ball boys in tennis clubs in Tehran. They learn tennis in hopes of finding a suitable identity in Iranian society. Yet, no matter how good tennis players they become, they are not accepted into the new society and remain outsiders, in the eyes of Iranians. Should they take the high-risk road of fleeing to an unknown fate in the West? #fsa2017 #festival #documentary #film #southasia"
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  • ‘Nuclear Hallucinations’ is a film centered around the anti-nuclear struggle against the Kudankulam Atomic Power Project in South India. In a context where cases of sedition and waging of war against the state are filed against anti-nuclear protesters, the film attempts to question the totalitarian nature of pro-nuclear assertions through comic modes. #fsa2017 #film #documentary #festival #southasia

    filmsouthasia: "‘Nuclear Hallucinations’ is a film centered around the anti-nuclear struggle against the Kudankulam Atomic Power Project in South India. In a context where cases of sedition and waging of war against the state are filed against anti-nuclear protesters, the film attempts to question the totalitarian nature of pro-nuclear assertions through comic modes. #fsa2017 #film #documentary #festival #southasia"
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  • ‘Nicobar, a long way…’: Deep down in the Bay of Bengal on an ancient trade route to the far east, live the Nicobarese. The Nicobarese got cut off as if living in a time capsule... until the tsunami of December 26th, 2004. Seven years after 2004 tsunami, the film looks at the erstwhile self-contained universe now scattered and fragmented to eventually amalgamate in a much larger world order over which they have little control. #fsa2017 #film #festival #documentary #southasia

    filmsouthasia: "‘Nicobar, a long way…’: Deep down in the Bay of Bengal on an ancient trade route to the far east, live the Nicobarese. The Nicobarese got cut off as if living in a time capsule... until the tsunami of December 26th, 2004.  Seven years after 2004 tsunami, the film looks at the erstwhile self-contained universe now scattered and fragmented to eventually amalgamate in a much larger world order over which they have little control. #fsa2017 #film #festival #documentary #southasia"
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  • 'Machines': Presenting an intimate, observational portrayal of the rhythm of life and work in a gigantic textile factory in Gujarat, India, 'Machines' shows only one of these factories, while at the same time representing the thousands of labourers working, living and suffering in an environment they can’t escape without unity. With strong visual language, memorable images and carefully selected interviews of the workers themselves, Jain tells a story of inequality and oppression, humans and machines. #fsa2017 #film #festival #southasia #documentary

    filmsouthasia: "'Machines': Presenting an intimate, observational portrayal of the rhythm of life and work in a gigantic textile factory in Gujarat, India, 'Machines' shows only one of these factories, while at the same time representing the thousands of labourers working, living and suffering in an environment they can’t escape without unity. With strong visual language, memorable images and carefully selected interviews of the workers themselves, Jain tells a story of inequality and oppression, humans and machines. #fsa2017 #film #festival #southasia #documentary"
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  • 'Ma Yan Chan – Waves of Transition': The dockers of Ma Yan Chan, a district of Mandalay (Myanmar), have always lived and worked in the off-white mist of the dusty banks of the Irrawaddy River. From morning until evening, the cargo docks, the corner shops and crooked cabins that act as restaurants for the workers are always busy and teeming with life. But in a country undergoing economic, and thus political and social change, they are going to have to leave behind their traditional dwellings for newly constructed buildings. How are they going to be able to move in there when their lives until now were organized around their homes? #fsa2017 #film #festival #documentary #southasia

    filmsouthasia: "'Ma Yan Chan – Waves of Transition': The dockers of Ma Yan Chan, a district of Mandalay (Myanmar), have always lived and worked in the off-white mist of the dusty banks of the Irrawaddy River. From morning until evening, the cargo docks, the corner shops and crooked cabins that act as restaurants for the workers are always busy and teeming with life. But in a country undergoing economic, and thus political and social change, they are going to have to leave behind their traditional dwellings for newly constructed buildings. How are they going to be able to move in there when their lives until now were organized around their homes? #fsa2017 #film #festival #documentary #southasia"
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  • 'Lyari Notes': In Pakistan a rock star, Hamza Jafri, teaches a group of girls to express themselves through music in Karachi’s most volatile district. Captured over 3 years Lyari Notes is the narrative of four young girls who attend Hamza’s music school and learn what it takes to express oneself despite the cycles of violence. #fsa2017 #film #festival #documentary #southasia

    filmsouthasia: "'Lyari Notes': In Pakistan a rock star, Hamza Jafri, teaches a group of girls to express themselves through music in Karachi’s most volatile district. Captured over 3 years Lyari Notes is the narrative of four young girls who attend Hamza’s music school and learn what it takes to express oneself despite the cycles of violence. #fsa2017 #film #festival #documentary #southasia"
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  • 'Lock and Key': Five addicts at a rehabilitation center in Punjab, India, are helping families recover from the rampant drug problem in the state. While they struggle to establish new relationships with their pasts, their partners strive to redefine the meaning of love and the labor of everyday life. #fsa2017 #film #festival #documentary #southasia

    filmsouthasia: "'Lock and Key': Five addicts at a rehabilitation center in Punjab, India, are helping families recover from the rampant drug problem in the state. While they struggle to establish new relationships with their pasts, their partners strive to redefine the meaning of love and the labor of everyday life. #fsa2017 #film #festival #documentary #southasia"
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  • “Last Days. Last Shot.”: A poet-artist and a street photographer live in the only place on earth that offers a short cut to salvation. Their everyday lives reveal contrasting ideas on death, unmasked with playful lightheartedness. The film moves on many planes and invites the viewers to immerse themselves in a quest we all share: to find a narrative about death that we can live with. #fsa2017 #film #festival #documentary #southasia

    filmsouthasia: "“Last Days. Last Shot.”: A poet-artist and a street photographer live in the only place on earth that offers a short cut to salvation. Their everyday lives reveal contrasting ideas on death, unmasked with playful lightheartedness. The film moves on many planes and invites the viewers to immerse themselves in a quest we all share: to find a narrative about death that we can live with. #fsa2017 #film #festival #documentary #southasia"
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