University of Washington, Seattle – Monday, October 19th – 9:15 AM

RED ANT DREAM, Sanjay Kak, 2013, English / Hindi/ Punjabi / Oriya, 120 min

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Synopsis: This documentary deals with the issue of Maoist insurgency in India, focusing on the Maoists in Bastar in Chhattisgarh, tribals fighting against industrialists in Niyamgiri in Odisha, and protestors acting in memory of the Leftist revolutionary Bhagat Singh in Punjab.  Red Ant Dream is the third in a cycle of films that interrogate the working of Indian democracy, and follow Jashn-e-Azadi (2007), about the idea of freedom for Kashmir and Words on Water (2002) about the people’s movement against large dams in Narmada valley.

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Sanjay Kak is a director and writer, known for Red Ant Dream (2013), Jashan-e-Azadi(2007) and Words on Water (2002).