Media Coverage FSA'15

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FSA 2015 Opening & Day 1
FSA 2015 Day 2
FSA 2015 Day 3
FSA Day 4 & Closing Ceromony
Master Class with Adoor Gopalkrishnan
3 Shamans
Year 2014
Country Nepal
Language Ghale, Nepali,
Tamang
Length 77'
Directed by Adrien Viel,Aurore Laurent

In the heart of the Himalayan hills, shamans travel through the intangible. Their souls explore the world of spirits and ancestors to relieve human beings from their pain. Each one has their own methods: 3 stories: 3 frames of mind; 3 shamans.

A Political Life
Year 2015
Country Myanmar
Language Burmese
Length 20'
Directed by Soe Akhar Htun

U Thein Soe dedicated the best years of his life to working as Aung San Suu Kyi’s bodyguard. To please his long-suffering wife and family he has now bowed out of politics – but still can’t help giving up his time to provide local people with valuable legal advice.

Ram Bahadur Trophy For Best Film
A Walnut Tree
Year 2015
Country Pakistan
Language Pashto
Length 81'
Directed by Ammar Aziz

An old man reminisces about a distant homeland. He wants to return. Internally displaced as a result of the ongoing conflict between the Pakistan army and the Taliban and forced to live in a camp.

Accsex
Year 2013
Country India
Language English, Hindi
Length 52'
Directed by Shweta Ghosh


Auntie Ganga
Year 2013
Country Nepal
Language Nepali
Length 12.07'
Directed by Asmita Shrish

Auntie Ganga is the story of an old woman living in Aldershot with her husband, an ex-Gurkha soldier, who has served the British army for 30 years and is now partially deaf.

Behind the Screen
Year 2012
Country Myanmar
Language Burmese
Length 35'
Directed by Aung Nwai Htway

A son dissects his parents' marriage - they were film icons in 1960s Myanmar. It turns out the heartrending scenes they acted out on the silver screen are a pretty accurate reflection of their real lives.

Being Bhaijaan
Year 2014
Country India
Language Hindi
Length 80'
Directed by Samreen Farooqui,Shabani Hassanwalia

The film revolves around India, its desired masculinity, and Bollywood actor Salman Khan.Posters of his dance shows say that Shan Ghosh, Salman Lookalike by profession and passion, is the 'Junior Salman of Nagpur'.

Big Time- My Doodled Diary
Year 2015
Country India
Language
Length 11:32
Directed by SonaliGulati


The Jury Award for Runnerup
Blood Leaves Its Trail (Khoon Diy Baarav)
Year 2015
Country India
Language Kashmiri
Length 93'
Directed by Iffat Fatima


Blurring Lines
Year 2015
Country India
Language Hindi
Length 39'
Directed by Hiba Ghias,Ramsha Alam,Sahil Ali,Shadan Khan,Tauhid

This is an unusual story about a female wrestler enrolled in the Uttar Pradesh Police who has risen from a place still rooted in age-old patriarchal customs and traditions to carve a place for herself in her immediate social milieu and the society at large.

Brief Life of Insects
Year 2015
Country India
Language Khasi
Length 22'
Directed by Tarun Bhartiya

What makes folk music? Is it something frozen and event friendly? In Umpohwin village, a Khasi village of India. Bah Hos Shadap & his friends thresh their paddy and sing.

Castaway Man
Year 2015
Country Nepal
Language English, Nepali
Length 82'
Directed by Kesang Tseten

Dor Bahadur Bista, one of Nepal’s most controversial intellectuals in modern times, disappeared without trace in 1996.

Cities of Sleep
Year 2014
Country India
Language Hindi
Length 74'
Directed by Shaunak Sen

Cities of Sleep is set in a world where just being able to secure a good night’s sleep often becomes a matter of life and death. Trailing the lives of two individuals, the film enters a heady world of night-shelters, improvised sleeping spots and the infamous ‘sleep mafia’ of Delhi.

UNICEF Award
Drawing the Tiger
Year 2015
Country Nepal
Language Nepali
Length 92'
Directed by Amy Benson,Ramyata Limbu

Filmed over seven years, “Drawing the Tiger” is an intimate portrait of a family in Nepal who get a chance to break their cycle of poverty. Their brightest child is awarded a scholarship to attend school in the city. When she doesn't return home, the family is forced to survive without her and the opportunity they believed would change their fate.

Estranged Directions (Anjaan Rastay)
Year 2015
Country Pakistan
Language Urdu
Length 23.32'
Directed by Umair Ahmad Khawaja

Anjaan Raastay explores history, memory, politics and belonging in Lahore by examining recent efforts to rename streets and public spaces in accordance with a religious nationalist ideology.

Feet Upon the Ground
Year 2014
Country India
Language Malayalam
Length 175.25'
Directed by Vipin Vijay

The creative self of the celebrated filmmaker is explored through self-reflections, memories and conceptual interventions. Two strands of Adoor Gopalakrishnan's artistic becoming over the decades: queries about sociocultural reality and the search for significant cinematic form, have been braided and positioned again and again till the questions of life and questions of form ultimately get merged one into one other.

Floating Life (Phum Shang)
Year 2014
Country India
Language Manipuri
Length 52'
Directed by Haobam Paban Kumar

Loktak, the largest freshwater lake in North East India characterized by its unique floating biomass 'phumdi’ is the primary source of livelihood for the fishermen who live on huts built on the phumdis.

Footprints in the Desert
Year 2013
Country India
Language Hindi, Rajasthani
Length 80'
Directed by Balaka Gosh

A story set against the India- Pakistan Border snaking across the vast expanse of the golden sands of Rajasthan.

Hockey in My Blood
Year 2015
Country India
Language English, Kodava takk
Length 53.5'
Directed by Sandhya Kumar

“Hockey in my Blood” is a film about hockey in Coorg, set against the backdrop of the Kodava Hockey Festival, a tournament played between families in the coffee hills of South India. Kodavas, the people of Coorg, are a martial-tribal community known for strong ties to land and family.

I Cannot Give You my Forest (Dongar Dei Paribi Nahin)
Year 2015
Country India
Language Kui
Length 45'
Directed by Kavita Bahl,Nandan Saxena

India is in the news for the fratricidal conflicts between the government and the citizens. Today, monochromatic paradigms of development that have long shed the veneer of being people-centric, are being forced on a billion-plus citizens.

I Can’t Be Mad at Allah
Year 2014
Country India
Language Rohingya
Length 18'
Directed by Muhammed Faisal.K

Facing violent oppression for being Muslim, Afza and her family fled from State and Buddhist perpetrated violence in Myanmar. Described by the UN as “Stateless” and “one of the most persecuted minorities in the world”, the Rohingya Muslims have been looking for a place that they can call home ever since.

Japan in Nagaland
Year 2015
Country India
Language English
Length 42'
Directed by Hemant Gaba

Japan In Nagaland is an exploration of the underground Japanese Anime Subculture in Nagaland (a small state in North East India). The film follows Biebe and Zulu, founders of Nagaland Anime Junkies, an Anime Enthusiast Group in Kohima.

Love Marriage in Kabul
Year 2014
Country Afghanistan
Language Dari, English
Length 84'
Directed by Amin Palangi

Mahboba Rawi, a strong-willed Afghan-Australian woman, and the founder of Mahboba’s Promise, has dedicated her life to helping orphans, widows and schooling girls in Afghanistan. She is the mother figure for thousands of orphans she has rescued.

Man and the Ocean (Sagar Manav)
Year 2015
Country India
Language Gujrati, Hindi
Length 21'
Directed by Tanumoy Bose

The hardships of the working class are mostly ignored by a society that runs on rich dreams. Chaman Bhai Charlie is a man full of life, who can be a charmer at a public gathering. He works as a lighthouse attendant in Samiyani a small island spread across a length of 1 km.

Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai
Year 2015
Country India
Language Hindi
Length 136'
Directed by Nakul Singh Sawhney

In September, 2013, Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts of Western Uttar Pradesh, witnessed one of India's worst communal riots since Independence. More than 100 people, most of them Muslims, were killed and close to 80,000 people were displaced.

My Name is Salt
Year 2013
Country India
Language Gujarati
Length 92'
Directed by Farida Pacha

The desert extends endlessly – flat, grey, relentless. There is not a tree or blade of grass or rock. But there is one thing in abundance: salt.

News from Jaffna
Year 2014
Country Sri Lanka
Language English, Tamil
Length 28'
Directed by Kannan Arunasalam

A young reporter dares to cover press freedom in one of the world's most dangerous places for journalists - Sri Lanka.

The Tareq Masud Award for Debut Film
On and Off the Records
Year 2014
Country India
Language English
Length 56'
Directed by Pratik Biswas

The history of 20th Century Hindustani classical music and the travelogue of recording in India are inseparable. How does this constant and continuous interplay affect the aesthetics of one of the oldest musical traditions of the world?

Red Ant Dream
Year 2013
Country India
Language English
Length 120'
Directed by Sanjay Kak

‘Let us declare that the state of war does exist and shall exist’, the revolutionary patriot had said almost a hundred years ago, and that forewarning travels into India’s present, as armed insurrection simmers in Bastar, in the troubled heart of central India.

Saving Mes Aynak
Year 2014
Country Afghanistan
Language Afghan
Length 50'
Directed by Brent E. Huffman

An archaeologist races against time to save a 2.000-year-old Buddhist archaeological site in Afghanistan threatened by a Chinese copper mine and Taliban attacks.

Silence in the Courts
Year 2015
Country Sri Lanka
Language Sinhalese
Length 53'
Directed by Prasanna Vithanage

Two women from a farming village about 100 kilometers from the country’s capital were raped within one year by a court judge presiding over cases which involved their husbands as accused parties. They have gone to the Judiciary Services Commission, the BAR Association and to the President of the country to seek justice

South of the City
Year 2015
Country India
Language Hindi
Length 38.39'
Directed by Imran Alam,Mohammad Ahmad Usmani,Prerna Sharma,Shahid Farooq,Usman Siddiqui

This 39-minute documentary deals with the lives of three boys from Jamia Nagar, Delhi and how things changed for them and those living in the area after the infamous Batla House encounter in September 2008 that saw police raids in pursuit of alleged terrorists that led to loss of lives and many arrests.

Tashi’s Turbine
Year 2014
Country Nepal
Language Lowa, Nepali
Length 57'
Directed by Amitabh Raj Joshi

Set in the Himalayan Mountains, “Tashi’s Turbine” is an uplifting tale of a small village’s attempt to harness renewable, sustainable energy with the power of wind.

The F Word
Year 2014
Country India
Language English, Hindi
Length 52'
Directed by Saba Rehman

For the past fifteen years, the filmmaker has been fat, clinically obese. As an independent young woman, the filmmaker’s need to lose weight is resident in an on-going health crisis but is that the only reason? Or does this battle with the bulge have deeper roots and bloodier scars on her personality?

The Journey Within
Year 2015
Country Pakistan
Language English, Punjabi,
Pushto, Saraiki,
Urdu
Length 78'
Directed by Mian Adnan Ahmad


The Poison Thorn
Year 2014
Country Bangladesh
Language Bangla
Length 40.13'
Directed by Farzana Boby

The Poison Thorn” revolves around the narratives of three rape survivors of the Bangladesh Liberation war of 1971. Their voices have been resurrected from the agony of silence.

The School (Madarsa)
Year 2014
Country India
Language Gujarati, Hindi,
Urdu
Length 27'
Directed by Mustaqeem Khan

The film attempts to explore the Muslim traditional education system in India by interviewing Maulavis (teachers) working at such institutions in Muslim ghettos of Ahmedabad (Gujarat) and other Scholars researching about Islamic education.

The Superstars of Koti
Year 2015
Country India
Language Hindi, Jaunsari
Length 75'
Directed by Anuj Adlakha,Farha Alam

Koti, India is a mountainous village inhabited by an ancient community defined by the culture of Deity worship. The Superstars of Koti is a narrative about three adolescents connected through their unshakable faith in the Deity.

This Road I Know
Year 2015
Country India
Language English, Hindi,
Manipuri, Poumai Naga,
Tangkhul Naga
Length 58'
Directed by Yirmiyan Arthur Yhome


Tomorrow We Disappear
Year 2014
Country India
Language English, Hindi
Length 84'
Directed by Adam Weber,Jimmy Goldblum

Delhi´s most fascinating community at the Kathputli Colony is home to over 3.000 artists, magicians, acrobats, puppeteers and their families. When their home is sold to real-estate developers these street artists must find a way to unite—or splinter apart forever.

The Kathmandu Post Student Film Award
Tyres
Year 2013
Country Myanmar
Language Burmese
Length 30'
Directed by Kyaw Myo Lwin

A tyre recycling workshop in South Okkalapa in Myanmar's former capital Yangon is a site of multiple uses and multiple deaths. This is the place where defunct tyres are transformed from their original shape and use and are reborn into new and completely different lives.

What the Fields Remember
Year 2015
Country India
Language Bengali, English
Length 52'
Directed by Subasri Krishnan

On 18th February 1983, nearly 1800 Bengali Muslims were killed in Nellie and surrounding villages in Assam in one morning. No one was ever prosecuted and the incident remains in the annals of India’s violent history.