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Date & Time

Wednesday Wed, 11 Mar 2020

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Location

Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560 071 India
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+91 98865 99675 bic@bangaloreinternationalcentre.org

64 mins | 2019 | English Hindi and Sindhi with English Subtitles

Synopsis

‘Sindhustan’ is the story of the largest migration of a culture in history told through ink (tattoos). Sapna interviewed people from the Sindhi community, and turned their stories into tattoos on her legs, thus becoming a human map. Over a span of 10 days of non-stop pain, she turned into a human map of Partition, a museum of memory.

View the film trailer here.

“A bit like looking through the magical lens of a kaleidoscope – each time your eyes shift, or your perspective changes, there is new information. Sometimes disconcerting, sometimes sheer poetry.” – Deepa Mehta

Sindhustan has won the Best Feature Documentary at NYIFF, AIFF, IFF Stuttgart, MISAFF, Caleidoscope Boston, Los Angeles Motion Picture Awards, MIFF and An Official Selection at LAHFF, MAMI, VISAFF, CHALTA PHIRTA DOC FESTIVAL, 50th International Short & Independent Film Festival Dhaka, Asia Peace Film Festival, and RETH.

The director will be present at the screening.

Discussants

Sapna Bhavnani

Director
Notoriously spanning the spectrum of media, hair, fashion, writing, photography and music, Sapna Bhavnani is a voice to reckon with. As a pioneer entrepreneur, she founded the hair salon Mad-O-Wot 16 years ago in Bombay. Through her versatile avatars such as writing a bitingly intimate weekly column for Mumbai Mirror and Mid- Day, authoring a self-help book for teenage girls “style o wot” to launching the avant- garde clothing line “SoFake,” Sapna has naturally assumed poster-child status as a powerful female figure. Sapna is currently in post-production with her short “My Dog Is Sick,” and working on the screenplay of a her feature “Hara Kiri.”

Roohi Dixit

Filmmaker

Roohi Dixit is a film director, producer and scriptwriter based in Bangalore, India. She runs a production house along with her creative partner Ziba Bhagwagar, called Zero Rules. In keeping with the name of their production house, they continue to explore genres of filmmaking and storytelling through various mediums both fiction and nonfiction.  Her acclaimed documentary Scattered Windows, Connected Doors (2013) which she directed conceptualized and produced along with her creative partner features Sapna Bhavnani as one of the protagonists along with others. Zero Rules is currently in the process of script development for a fiction and a nonfiction project.