What the Fields Remember

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. “What the Fields Remember” is a revisiting of the event and an exploration of how the survivors remember the violence 32 years later, and how the spaces that have witnessed this violence continue to mark people’s relationship to history and memory.

Subasri has been a documentary filmmaker for the past 10 years. She also heads the Media Lab of the Indian Institute for Human Settlement (IIHS). Her filmmaking work has ranged from a number of commissioned non-fiction films on rights based issues to documentary films. Her first documentary film “Brave New Medium” on internet censorship in South-East Asia, has been screened at film festivals, both nationally and internationally. The award-winning “This or That Particular Person” produced by the Public Service Broadcasting Trust (PSBT) looks at the idea of official identity documents, and in that context, the Unique Identity Number. The film was adjudged as the Best Short Documentary Film at the International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala (IDSFFK), 2013. Prior to going to film school, Subasri worked in the print media for the academic journal ‘Seminar’ from 1998-2000.

Country
India
Year
2015
Length
52'
Original Language
English, Bengali
Directed By
Subasri Krishnan
Produced by
Rajiv Mehrotra
Edited by
Julius Lemiwell Basaiawmoit
Sound
Julius Lemiwell Basaiawmoit
Script
Julius Lemiwell Basaiawmoit
Camera
Amit Mahanti
Contact Info
Public Service Broadcasting Trust,
A-86, Nizamuddin East,
New Delhi 110 013


Email: anjuli@psbt.org
Website: www.psbt.org
 

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