Spotlight on gender issues at two-day film fest

September 19th, 2008 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Couldn’t catch Academy award winner “Million Dollar Baby” or superhit “Chak De! India”? A two-day film festival here will give give film buffs a chance to watch these and many more internationally acclaimed movies that put the spotlight on gender issues. Chromosome, as the festival that begins Saturday is called, is all about bringing out the nuances of gender issues and what theymeans in our daily lives.

With a range of films like “Million Dollar Baby” about an amateur female boxer, “Chak De! India”, which was about a bunch of feisty Indian women hockey players and “Amu” that tells the story of a victim of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi, the fest aims to make audiences rethink societal notions of what is feminine and what is masculine.

Organised by an NGO Jagori, the event will be held at the Sirifort Auditorium.

Some of the other films to be showcased include “Anita and Me”, “Agnisnaan” (Assamese), “Anahat” (Marathi), and “Antarmahal” (Bengali). All the films will be supported with English subtitles, said a press statement.

A few foreign language films like “A Womb of One’s Own” (Finnish), “The Eighth Day Of The Week” (Hungarian) and “Amores Perros” (Spanish) are also a part of the schedule, Film screenings apart, there will also be discussions with some filmmakers.

Entry to the screenings will be free.

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