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Iran, UK, Bangladesh & India: This Independence Day, Check Out These Films Exploring The Idea Of Freedom


    Next week, make sure you check out this film festival – they’ve got a great bunch of films.

    What Is It?

    The Frames Of Freedom film festival organised by People’s Film Collective will screen world cinema about the idea of freedom.

    Where Is It?

    It is being held at Jogesh Mime Academy in Kalighat on August 15, between 11am to 9pm.

    Entry is free, no tickets, no passes, they just ask “donate in the box according to your ability”.


    Why Should I Go?

    They’ll be screening some very interesting films like Muktir Gaan from Bangladesh, In The Shade Of Fallen Chinar about Kashmir, and the iconic film Garam Hawa by MS Sathyu set in the post-partition days in India.

    The Iranian film Manuscripts Don’t Burn is also a must-watch. It’s a thriller about state-sponsored censorship which follows a couple of people as they attempt to retrieve copies of an allegedly seditious manuscript about an attempt to kill a group of writers via a bus accident {something that apparently happened in the mid-90s}.

    Also watch I, Daniel Blake by British filmmaker Ken Loach – the story of a friendship between a single mother from London and Dan, an unemployed carpenter in his late fifties who’s recovering from a heart attack.

    Anything Else?

    Check their Facebook page for the schedule of films and timings.