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WE HAVE NOT COME HERE TO DIE*

Directed by DEEPA DHANRAJ | 78' | India

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Synopsis

On 17 January 2016, PhD research scholar and Dalit activist Rohith Vemula committed suicide, unable to bear persecution from a partisan university administration and caste supremacists. His suicide note, which argued against the “value of a man being reduced to his immediate identity” galvanised student politics in India. Over the following year thousands of students all over broke the silence around their experiences of caste discrimination in educational institutions and have started a powerful anti-caste movement. The film tracks this movement that is changing the conversation on caste in India.

ABOUT DIRECTOR

Deepa Dhanraj is a an award winning filmmaker and feminist whose extensive filmography spans issues of gender, labour, education and women’s position in Indian society.

FSA Year :   2019
Runtime :  78'
Language :   English, Hindi, Tamil, Telegu,
Country :   India,
Director :   DEEPA DHANRAJ
Producer :  
Release Year :   2019

FILM AT FESTIVAL

Selection Type: Main
Festival Edition: 2019
Award: