monday 5th october
6.30 pm “Unfreedom” a film directed by Raj Amit Kumar
With Victor Banerjee and Adil Hussain. Cinematography: Hari Nair, Sound: Resul Pookutty.
This film is a contemporary thriller about a society torn apart by political, religious, and sexual turmoil.
UNFREEDOM is an urgent contemporary thriller about a society torn apart by political, religious, and sexual turmoil. Shifting between New York and New Delhi, the film juxtaposes two powerful and unflinching stories about religious fundamentalism and intolerance, one of which follows a Muslim terrorist attempting to silence a liberal Muslim scholar, while the other is about a young woman who defies her devout father and escapes an arranged marriage because she is secretly embroiled in a taboo lesbian romance. In this searing portrait of the polarized world we live in, all four characters go to their absolute limit—and beyond—in their struggle to defend their deeply-held and conflicting viewpoints on freedom, faith, family and love.
This film has been banned by the film censor board because the Director in the interest of artistic freedom refused to make the cuts demanded by the board. This is therefore a non commercial private showing.
The film has already been shown privately at the following institutions
- Film and Television Institute of India (FTII)
- IIT Bombay
- 'The HIVE' in Mumbai
The Director will be present to introduce the film and answer questions later.