Saturday, October 13th 18:30 – Small hall of the cinema Světozor
The two documentary films Krishna‘s Waiting Room and Veil Done capture strong female stories from today‘s India.
Krishna´s Waiting Room The Film is an introspective journey into the lives of the widows of Vrindavan – waiting for death in the land of Krishna. Societal norms and the politics of inheritance and economic entitlement ensure that women get shortchanged. While some find solace in spirituality and others in the sisterhood of ashram-life, the vast majority of the migrant women in Vrindavan beg on the streets. Why did they come? What made them stay? What does Vrindavan mean to them?
2017 – 54 min – documentary
directed by: Kavita Bahl, Nandan Saxena
Veil Done Shah Jahan is fed up of people calling her fat. Mehru Nisha longs to step out of the house. Afroz Jamala is terrified of the growing numbness in her hands. Three women from Nizamuddin Basti, Delhi, take a decision that sets them on a journey to find themselves – they join a gym.
2017 – 31 min – documentary
directed by: Juhi Bhatt
In cooperation with the Public Service Broadcasting Trust.