[Imc-oxford] Final Solution - Documentary Screening, Room B111, SOAS; Saturday Sept 11 from 4-8pm
N.Nisha at lse.ac.uk
Thu Sep 9 05:42:57 PDT 2004
I am organizing a screening of Final Solution in Room B111 at SOAS on
Saturday Sept 11 from 4-8pm. The film has been banned in India. Everyone
is welcome for the screening. The film is in four parts and almost 3
hours long. If we begin on time, it should be over by 7:30 or 8:00 PM,
breaks included. Please bring some snacks and drinks for yourself, if
you would like to munch/drink something in between during the breaks. Do
feel free to forward the invitation to anyone who you feel is interested
in anti-religious communalism work.
FINAL SOLUTION: A documentary film by Rakesh Sharma
Final Solution is a study of the politics of hate. Set in Gujarat,
India between February 2002 and July 2003, the film examines the
aftermath of the deadly violence that followed the burning of 58
Hindus on the Sabarmati Express train at Godhra on February 27 2002.
In "reaction" to that incident, some 2,500 Muslims were brutally
murdered, hundreds of women raped, and more than 200,000 families
driven from their homes. (2004, India, 145 min)
About the Film
Part 1: Pride and Genocide deals with the genocidal violence against
Muslims and its immediate aftermath. It probes the patterns of pre-
planned violence by right-wing Hindu cadres which many claim was
state-supported, if not state-sponsored.
Part 2: The Terror Trail reconstructs through eyewitness accounts
the attack on Gulbarg (Ahmedabad) and acts of barbaric violence
against Muslim women at Eral and Delol/Kalol (Panchmahals) even as
Chief Minister Modi traverses the state on his Gaurav Yatra.
Part 3: The Hate Mandate documents the poll campaign during the
Assembly elections in Gujarat in late 2002. It records in detail the
exploitation of the Godhra incident (in which 58 Hindus were burnt
alive) by the right-wing propaganda machinery for electoral gains.
Part 4: Hope and Despair studies the situation after the storm and
its impact on Hindus and Muslims' ghettoisation, the call for
economic boycott of Muslims and continuing acts of violence more
than a year after the carnage.
For more information: http://www.ektaonline.org/events/rakeshsharma/
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