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India on Film: This Land is Ours


+ intro by Sanjay Kak

How We Celebrate Freedom

A combination of vérité, rare archive and poetry, exploring the many meanings of ‘freedom’.

Image from Jashn-E-Azadi + intro by Sanjay Kak

India 2007
Dir Sanjay Kak
Kashmiri, Urdu with EST

Sanjay Kak explores the many meanings of Azadi (Freedom) using a combination of vérité, rare archive and poetry, and sets his film during the long-running conflict in Kashmir, possibly the most militarised zone in the world. It’s now 10 years since the release of his film but the words of Kashmiris continue to bear urgent witness to the unfolding trauma. ‘Start speaking about Kashmir again. Start speaking about Kashmir now,’ insists Kak.

An informal discussion in the Blue Room with Sanjay Kak and writers Mirza Waheed and Nitasha Kaul follows the screening.

Joint ticket available with This Land, My Land, Eng-Land! + Q&A on Saturday 16 September; £15, concs £12 (Members pay £2 less). Please book joint tickets either in person or by calling the box office on 020 7928 3232.


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