Event Page

«Prev From Jul 20, '24 to Aug 19, '24 Next»
Ayena (Mirror) Film Screening
Thu Dec 21, 7:00 PM
Lamakaan& Siddhant Sarin
Lamakaan invites you to an award-winning documentary film screening of Ayena (Mirror).

Producer & Director: Siddhant Sarin
Co-Director: Debankon Solanky
Arunas Matelis, Studio Nominum
Sarah Kang, Seesaw Pictures

Hindi/Urdu | 70 min | color | Documentary | 2021

A momentary act of revenge transformed the lives of two young Indian women forever. After surviving an acid attack while carrying the scars of human brutality on their face, both Ritu and Faraha now have to navigate a sea of odd currents daily.
Strangely enough, Ritu’s scars also brought her fame. She occasionally finds herself talking on television, modelling at fashion events, or even featuring in a Bollywood film. Still, she often feels lonely. She wants to be loved and embraces
an ambiguous relationship with a fellow female acid attack survivor.
Faraha, on the other hand, has come to terms with her post-attack singlehood and her new lease of
life. As she begins to enjoy freedom and independence, a desire to become a mother slowly brews inside her.

By intertwining the shadows and lights, hope and hopelessness in Ritu and Faraha’s life, Ayena becomes a mirror where we can also see our own reflections.