Fri 18 Aug 6.00 PM: Indian Women Claiming Spaces

FRIDAY 18 AUGUST 6.00 pm Buy Tickets
INDIAN WOMEN CLAIMING SPACES + panel discussion

Akam (Inside) UK PREMIERE
Director: Geetha J / 2007 / India / Rating: U / 12 mins / English and Malayalam with subtitles
A visual poem, an intergenerational portrait of three women. The focus is on the akam – the inside or the domestic space.

 

Aage Jake Left (Go Ahead and Take Left)
Director: Vaishnavi Sundar / 2017 / India / Rating: U / 5 mins / Hindi with subtitles
Anju is a traffic constable in the north-eastern state of Sikkim, where women have more freedoms than those in many parts of India.

Where to, Miss?
Director: Manuela Bastian / 2015 / Germany / Rating: 12 / 83 mins / Hindi with subtitles

 

Devki’s biggest wish is to become a taxi driver – she wants to ensure other women can travel around Delhi in safety, and would like to be financially independent. While striving for her goal, she must contend with opposition from the men in her life and the deeply-rooted traditions of society. Where to, Miss? follows the story of this courageous young woman over a period of three years, as she navigates the roles traditionally assigned to women whilst trying to maintain a sense of her own identity.