THE COLOUR OF MY HOME|Yeh Mera Ghar.
Screening on 19th January @ 04:00 PM.
Language: Hindustani (with English subtitles) Duration: 48 mins
ABOUT THE FILM
What happens to people when they are violently displaced? Buffeted by winds of hate and forced out of their homes and ancestral villages. Scattered like human debris in relief camps; never able to return. How do they rebuild a new home and a new life, with hearts unable to erase the memories of all that has been left behind?
The film is set in a town in north India, where targetted violence in 2013 forced over 60,000 people to flee their homes in fear. Many could never return. The Colour of My Home is about rebuilding broken lives. It is about the effect of losing home and identity on strong women like Momina, men like Kallu, Anis, and Allahmer Chacha, and the choices that now face a young woman like Rani. The film is about scars that hate and violence leave on the human soul. It is about remembering and loss. It is also about the power of hope and the will to survive.
Directors| Farah Naqvi & Sanjay Barnela Music| Shantanu Moitra
Executive Producers| Madhavi Kuckreja, Geetha Narayanan, Sandeep Virmani
Camera| Janvi Karwal and Sanjay Barnela
Sadbhavna Trust, Hunnarshala Foundation, Srishti Films – Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology.
Supported by| Misereor
Additional Support| Oxfam India ABOUT THE DIRECTORS
Sanjay Barnela, based in India, is founder of Moving Images, a team of documentary filmmakers and academics, making a range of award winning films over the last twenty years; many are in the niche area of rights-based conservation, at the political interface between the environment, livelihoods and local communities. His body of work was recognized by the CMS VATAVARAN Prithvi Ratna Award (2014). In 2012, Sanjay joined the Srishti Institute of Art, Design & Technology in Bangalore, where he heads Srishti Films, a center dedicated to teaching professional non-fiction film making.
Farah Naqvi, an alumnus of Columbia University, is a feminist, writer and activist from India. Her work spans a range of media and locations – from remote villages to public policy spaces (including India’s National Advisory Council, 2010-2014). She has authored two books – Waves in the Hinterland (2007) about Dalit women journalists and Working with Muslims: Beyond Burqa and Triple Talaq (2017) about how the voluntary sector engages with India’s largest minority. She works on gender, caste, and minority issues, towards justice, democratic rights and freedom from violence. For nearly two decades, she has worked on hate-based violence and internal displacement.