FSA 2013 Selections

With great excitement, we announce the films that have been selected for Film Southasia 2013 that is due to take place from 3-6 October here in Kathmandu.

We congratulate those of you whose works have made it into the list, and thank everyone else for your continued interest and support for FSA!

The festival schedule will be announced in early September. Please keep an eye out for it. We look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible!

Selected films for Film Southasia 2013

Title: A Prayer For Aliyah
Director: Zorawar Shukla
Length: 27’8
Country: India

Title: Algorithms
Director: Ian McDonald
Length: 96′
Country: India

Title: Are You Listening! (Shunte Ki Pao!)
Director: Kamar Ahmed Simon
Length: 90′
Country: Bangladesh

Title: Big In Bollywood
Director: Kenny Meehan and Bill Bowles
Length: 74′
Country: India

Title: Broken
Director: Kannan Arunasalam
Length: 15′
Country: Sri Lanka

Title: Celluloid Man
Director: Shivendra Singh Dungarpur
Length: 150′
Country: India

Title: CHAR…No Man’s Island
Director: Sourav Sarangi
Length: 88′
Country: India

Title: Elemental
Director: Gayatri Roshan, Emmanuel Vaughn Lee
Length: 90′
Country: India

Title: Expecting
Director: Fabio Wuytack
Length: 30′
Country: Afghanistan, belgium

Title: Fire In The Blood
Director: Dylan Mohan Gray
Length: 84′
Country: India

Title: Gaur in My Garden
Director: Rita Banerji
Length: 26’24
Country: India

Title: Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread
Director: Satchith Paulose
Length: 15′
Country: India

Title: Hombre Maquina
Director: Roser Corella, Alfonso Moral
Length: 15′
Country: Bangladesh

Title: How to Build An Afghan Box Camera
Director: Lukas Birk, Sean Foley
Length: 9’10’
Country: Afghanistan

Title: Immoral Daughters
Director: Nakul Singh Sawhney
Length: 64′
Country: India

Title: Invoking Justice
Director: Deepa Dhanraj
Length: 86′
Country: India

Title: Life Begins with Tears
Director: Simon Chambers
Length: 79′
Country: Bangladesh, UK

Title: Miss Nikki and the Tiger Girls
Director: Juliet Lamont
Length: 75′
Country: Burma

Title: My Punjabi Love For You
Director: Adnan Malik
Length: 12’26
Country: Pakistan

Title: No Burqas Behind Bars
Director: Nima Sarvestani
Length: 77′
Country: Afghanistan

Title: No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka
Director: Callum Macrae
Length: 93′
Country: Sri Lanka

Title: No. 62, Pansodan Street
Director:  Cho Pyone
Length: 12’21
Country: Burma

Title: Playing with Nan
Director:  Dipesh Kharel, Asami Saito
Length: 88′
Country: Nepal

Title: Salma
Director:  Kim Longinotto
Length: 90′
Country: India

Title: Sama
Director: Shazia Khan
Length: 51’30
Country: India

Title: Saving Face
Director:  Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, Daniel Junge
Length: 52′
Country: Pakistan

Title: The Human Factor
Director:  Rudradeep Bhattacharjee
Length: 76′
Country: India

Title: The Old Photographer
Director:  Thet Oo Maung
Length: 15’06
Country: Burma

Title: The Poison Teller
Director:  Shabnam Ferdousi
Length: 23′
Country: Bangladesh

Title: The Story of One
Director:  Kannan Arunasalam
Length: 18’54
Country: Sri Lanka

Title: The Strike
Director:  Farid Ahmad
Length: 20′
Country: Bangladesh

Title: Transgender – Pakistan’s Open Secret
Director: Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy
Length: 53’24
Country: Pakistan

Title: Voice of God
Director: Bernd Lützeler
Length: 9’35
Country: India

Title: Who Will Be A Gurkha
Director: Kesang Tseten
Length: 75′
Country: Nepal

Title: Yomari Ya Bakhan
Director: Rajni Shrestha, Alok Tuladhar
Length: 18′
Country: Nepal

FSA 2013 promises to be a festive occasion, especially since Dasain, the biggest Nepali festival, follows right after. We really do hope that you will be able to attend and continue the tradition of camaraderie among filmmakers and audiences.

With warm wishes from Kathmandu,

Team FSA 2013
Kathmandu

 

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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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