Teardrops of Karnaphuli


(Tanvir Mokammel, Bangladesh, 2005, 60min)

Teardrops of Karnaphuli, a film by Tanvir Mokammel, talks about Bangladesh’s hill people. The documentary has been shot in an interviewing format. The show documents opinions of different tribal groups, employees of different administrations and elected persons as well, the Chakma raja, members of the Shantibahini, Bengali settlers along with many others who have been living in the region.

(preceded by short film)

Dirty Laundry
(Sanjeev Chaterjee, South Africa, 2005, 42min)
More than a hundred years after Gandhi left South Africa to pursue a life of Indian nationalist politics, South Africans of Indian origin continue the quest to define themselves and who they are. Dirty Laundry is a travel essay and historical journey that offers a glimpse of this struggle for self-definition and cultural identity in today’s world, from the role of South African Indians as revolutionaries in the anti-apartheid struggle up to the activities of the present.

Post-film Discussion
Director Tanuj Chopra comes in from New York to present both his films and for post-film discussion. Members of the Tasveer Youth Initiative have pre-screened this film and will lead the post film discussion.

Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, at 6 p.m.