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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  • ‘The Running Hawker’: Shot over a period of three years, the film follows the lives of running hawkers on the trains of South Bengal in India. These hawkers belong to that overwhelming majority of India’s working population (over 90%) who are frequently described as ‘informal’. This informality is constituted by a state of suspension in the zone between legality and illegality. The film attempts a presentation of the question of the hawkers’ livelihood at a time when the world of commodity trade is increasingly moving to bigger sites of supermarkets and malls in India. #fsa2017 #film #documentary #festival #southasia

    filmsouthasia: "‘The Running Hawker’: Shot over a period of three years, the film follows the lives of running hawkers on the trains of South Bengal in India. These hawkers belong to that overwhelming majority of India’s working population (over 90%) who are frequently described as ‘informal’. This informality is constituted by a state of suspension in the zone between legality and illegality. The film attempts a presentation of the question of the hawkers’ livelihood at a time when the world of commodity trade is increasingly moving to bigger sites of supermarkets and malls in India. #fsa2017 #film #documentary #festival #southasia"
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  • The festival is getting closer! Film Southasia Director Mitu Varma was interviewed today on the upcoming event and the soon-to-be-released schedule. Stay tuned. #fsa2017

    filmsouthasia: "The festival is getting closer! Film Southasia Director Mitu Varma was interviewed today on the upcoming event and the soon-to-be-released schedule. Stay tuned. #fsa2017"
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  • ‘The Colour of My Home’: No sting, no expose', no scoop on why/how/who engineered the pogrom…just an attempt to understand what it means to be uprooted and then "rehabilitated". What does it take to "move on" after a violent displacement? How do you explain a new home to your child? To live with the tag, "IDP" or "Internally Displaced Person", as described in official parlance? How do you reclaim citizenship in times such as these? #fsa2017 #festival #film #documentary #southasia

    filmsouthasia: "‘The Colour of My Home’: No sting, no expose', no scoop on why/how/who engineered the pogrom…just an attempt to understand what it means to be uprooted and then "rehabilitated". What does it take to "move on" after a violent displacement? How do you explain a new home to your child? To live with the tag, "IDP" or "Internally Displaced Person", as described in official parlance? How do you reclaim citizenship in times such as these? #fsa2017 #festival #film #documentary #southasia"
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  • ‘The Cinema Travellers’: A Cannes prize-winning film, this is a journey with the traveling cinemas of India, which bring the wonder of the movies to faraway villages annually. Seven decades on, as their lorries and cinema projectors crumble and film reels become scarce, their audiences are lured by slick digital technology. Filmed over five years, The Cinema Travellers accompanies a shrewd exhibitor, a benevolent showman and a maverick projector mechanic who bear a beautiful burden – to keep the last traveling cinemas of the world running. The film has won ten national and international awards. #fsa2017 #film #festival #documentary #southasia #cannes

    filmsouthasia: "‘The Cinema Travellers’: A Cannes prize-winning film, this is a journey with the traveling cinemas of India, which bring the wonder of the movies to faraway villages annually. Seven decades on, as their lorries and cinema projectors crumble and film reels become scarce, their audiences are lured by slick digital technology. Filmed over five years, The Cinema Travellers accompanies a shrewd exhibitor, a benevolent showman and a maverick projector mechanic who bear a beautiful burden – to keep the last traveling cinemas of the world running. The film has won ten national and international awards. #fsa2017 #film #festival #documentary #southasia #cannes"
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  • ‘The Books We Made’: Inspired by the work of Urvashi Butalia and Ritu Menon, who co-founded the first feminist publishing house in India: Kali for Women, the film is about the joy and pain of surviving in two non-lucrative professions: that of writing for small, discerning audiences, and that of publishing, translating and promoting work barely known outside its own linguistic region in India. It looks back on thirty years in publishing and focuses on the feminist politics and friendships that make this survival possible. #fsa2017 #film #documentary #southasia #festival

    filmsouthasia: "‘The Books We Made’: Inspired by the work of Urvashi Butalia and Ritu Menon, who co-founded the first feminist publishing house in India: Kali for Women, the film is about the joy and pain of surviving in two non-lucrative professions: that of writing for small, discerning audiences, and that of publishing, translating and promoting work barely known outside its own linguistic region in India. It looks back on thirty years in publishing and focuses on the feminist politics and friendships that make this survival possible. #fsa2017 #film #documentary #southasia #festival"
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  • ‘Sri Lanka, ghosts of war (Sri Lanka, les fantômes de la guerre)’: Seven years after the end of the civil war in Sri Lanka, French journalist Vanessa Dougnac travels through the North of the country searching for testimonies and remains of the conflict. Thousands of civilians were estimated killed in the last months, when the Sri Lankan army launched its final offensive to crush the Tamil Tigers. The documentary tells about the mechanism of a so-called war on terror. It offers the victims the possibility to go against the official version of a perfectly-led military operation, and speak about their own dreadful experiences. #fsa2017 #film #documentary #festival #southasia

    filmsouthasia: "‘Sri Lanka, ghosts of war (Sri Lanka, les fantômes de la guerre)’: Seven years after the end of the civil war in Sri Lanka, French journalist Vanessa Dougnac travels through the North of the country searching for testimonies and remains of the conflict. Thousands of civilians were estimated killed in the last months, when the Sri Lankan army launched its final offensive to crush the Tamil Tigers. The documentary tells about the mechanism of a so-called war on terror. It offers the victims the possibility to go against the official version of a perfectly-led military operation, and speak about their own dreadful experiences. #fsa2017 #film #documentary #festival #southasia"
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  • ‘Soz - A Ballad of Maladies’: Of folk, rock and hip-hop, this documentary captures the rhythm and blues of resistance in Kashmir valley. It is a portrait of those musicians and artists who have turned their art into weapons of resistance during periods of heightened state repression and violence in the region. #fsa2017 #festival #film #documentary #southasia

    filmsouthasia: "‘Soz - A Ballad of Maladies’: Of folk, rock and hip-hop, this documentary captures the rhythm and blues of resistance in Kashmir valley. It is a portrait of those musicians and artists who have turned their art into weapons of resistance during periods of heightened state repression and violence in the region. #fsa2017 #festival #film #documentary #southasia"
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  • ‘Shepherdess of the Glaciers (La Bergere Des Glaces)’: Way up in Ladakh—at 16,500 feet, somewhere in the Gya-Miru Valley—lives a shepherdess with a flock of 250 sheep and pashmina goats on a huge deserted rock-strewn mountain. Over a year, Tsering shares with us her lonely life among animals in an extreme environment. In spite of these tough conditions, she shows an astonishingly strong spirit. She preserves a traditional ecological way of living. But for how long ? #fsa2017 #festival #documentary #southasia #film

    filmsouthasia: "‘Shepherdess of the Glaciers (La Bergere Des Glaces)’: Way up in Ladakh—at 16,500 feet, somewhere in the Gya-Miru Valley—lives a shepherdess with a flock of 250 sheep and pashmina goats on a huge deserted rock-strewn mountain. Over a year, Tsering shares with us her lonely life among animals in an extreme environment. In spite of these tough conditions, she shows an astonishingly strong spirit. She preserves a traditional ecological way of living. But for how long ? #fsa2017 #festival #documentary #southasia #film"
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  • ‘Save Gangamaya’: Ms. Gangamaya Adhikari and Mr. Nanda Prasad Adhikari, a couple from Gorkha (Nepal) sat on a hunger protest in front of the Prime Minister’s residence, demanding justice for the 2004 murder of their teenage son Krishna Prasad Adhikari. They were forcefully admitted at Bir Hospital, however on September 22, 2014, Nanda Prasad breathed his last at his 333 days of hunger protest. On October 19, 2014, the Nepali government promised justice to Gangamaya and ended her 359 days of fast-unto-death. However, justice has not yet been served, and despite her very weak and deteriorating health Gangamaya once again begins her indefinite hunger protest. #fsa2017 #festival #film #documentary #southasia

    filmsouthasia: "‘Save Gangamaya’: Ms. Gangamaya Adhikari and Mr. Nanda Prasad Adhikari, a couple from Gorkha (Nepal) sat on a hunger protest in front of the Prime Minister’s residence, demanding justice for the 2004 murder of their teenage son Krishna Prasad Adhikari. They were forcefully admitted at Bir Hospital, however on September 22, 2014, Nanda Prasad breathed his last at his 333 days of hunger protest. On October 19, 2014, the Nepali government promised justice to Gangamaya and ended her 359 days of fast-unto-death. However, justice has not yet been served, and despite her very weak and deteriorating health Gangamaya once again begins her indefinite hunger protest. #fsa2017 #festival #film #documentary #southasia"
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  • ‘Satisal In Inferno (Dadelo Bhitra ka Satisaal)’: A tribute to singers, who, against all odds, have been lending their voices to marginalized underdogs in Nepal for over 50 years. #fsa2017 #film #documentary #festival #southasia

    filmsouthasia: "‘Satisal In Inferno (Dadelo Bhitra ka Satisaal)’: A tribute to singers, who, against all odds, have been lending their voices to marginalized underdogs in Nepal for over 50 years. #fsa2017 #film #documentary #festival #southasia"
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